Today we began division. I always suck my kids in by telling them I'm going to teach them how to divide without division. We use multiplication to divide! After all, multiplication is way more fun than division, right?
I use math journals in my Math Workshop. I like the idea of using Math Journal Sentence starters with my students. This would serve as a great way to incorporate writing in math and allow students to expand their thinking.
Cover a number, have them figure it out, excellent higher level activity!
Especially as a IS Teacher I would like to have posters around the room to help remind the students of material covered. I would also allow the students to use the posters during a test- the posters might not be the main idea of the test but it could be a