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Stephanie mentions that workstations are not meant to be switched every week. Repetition in workstations can help solidify mastery.

Materials are important but don't get hung up on the made for Math products. Upcycle as much as you can to make materials for your workstation.

Focus on items that can be used for more than one workstation.

Organization is key. Tubs, bins, and boxes- Coffee cans, fishing tackle boxes, and Ikea bins work great. Take a look around you and be surprised how many containers can be cleaned and reused for math manipulatives.

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Focus on items that can be used for more than one workstation.

Organization is key. Tubs, bins, and boxes- Coffee cans, fishing tackle boxes, and Ikea bins work great. Take a look around you and be surprised how many containers can be cleaned and reused for math manipulatives.

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No Number Days and Lessons to Begin and End your year with a Bang!

No Number Day's Literature

*make it a celebration

Here are a few books to help introduce this concept, how hard a day would be with no math!

Digital Storytelling

*make it a celebration! Here are a few books to help introduce this concept, how hard a day would be with no math!

No Number Day's Literature

*make it a celebration

Here are a few books to help introduce this concept, how hard a day would be with no math!

Digital Storytelling

*make it a celebration! Here are a few books to help introduce this concept, how hard a day would be with no math!

A Day with No Numbers

Ideas for a “No Number Day”

*Give students computational problems and they can only answer with e (even) or o (odd)

Ideas for a “No Number Day”

*Give students computational problems and they can only answer with e (even) or o (odd)

Even Steven and Odd Todd

*Students can respond orally to mental math questions with e (even) or o (odd)

*Students can respond orally to mental math questions with e (even) or o (odd)

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Let’s look at the Landscape of your Math Classroom

What makes a classroom interesting and dynamic? What tools should be in math classrooms?

What? Why? Where? and Importance!

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- Number lines
- One hundred/120/Number Grid
- Manipulatives
- Student Work
- Daily Schedule
- Math center/Area
- Math Word Wall
- Math Literature Collection
- Technology
- Multiple Instructional Settings

What? Why? Where? and Importance!

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Game- Every activity can be called a game. (or a race) depending on the activity. Games should be played to reinforce a previously taught skill. The best games are those in which students have the opportunity to create rules to assist in the learning. Worried about a rule? Let your students decide or create the rule!

Place Value- 3 Steps-Goal 3 Times/week

- Picture form- see a picture representation
- Abstract- What is the meaning of the number? (example: Expanded form)
- Total Abstraction-Standardized form

Use old Dryer Sheets to wipe off White Boards

Turn Up for 3 or Wipe Out for 3

(Place Value) Using a deck of cards and place value mat students will create numbers (depending on their grade level) and add to find the winner. Face Cards are =0. Aces are =1, and the 10 card is a skip card. The deck is passed out to players and they draw cards to make their numbers. Once five cards are created, the total is added up and winner is determined. This could be played with a decimal chart, or the inverse game is called: Wipeout Turn up for 3.

Wipeout Turn up for 3- That simply means that each player starts with 1,000 and the numbers they create and subtracted and the winner is the player who gets to 0 first or closest to 0.

Crack the Code-Incorporate fact fluency, algebra, and logical thinking. There are two levels to this game.

Game Wheel (Small Group Workstations)-After games have been modeled and played at the class level they can be moved into your math workstation time. Students have the opportunity to reinforce SE’s in game play with partners.

Game Points- Sometimes a class game may need to be played or you may simply want to make a lesson a ‘game’ by adding point values. This can be done in many ways.

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Google Chrome Tips and Tricks

Extensions

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- Pin your frequently used tabs in your browser window for easy access - right click on the tab and select "pin tab" to save it
- Favicons are icons that serve as bookmarks on the Chrome Bookmarks Toolbar without cluttering with text

Extensions

- Move It - set a timer and have students do a movement activity while transitioning or taking a short break
- Extensity - toggle Chrome extensions on and off when needed
- One-Click Timer - quick and easy timer with "pleasant" notification sound

I use blogger because it was a little simpler than Weebly. I use it in teaching to train students and teachers as an aggregate for different math resources.

Student use- Landing page for students to start out on an assignment

Possible sites- blogger, weebly, kidblog, blogspot

Stats are important. The more statistics you can see with your site the better informed you will be about what your readers like to see.

Don't be afraid to use physical assignments on your blog. Scan them or take pictures of them to put in your blog.

Multiplication and division in 2nd grade- use manipulatives like marshmallows or black beans to group for multiplication and division.

Math Coaches Corner

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Kidblog.org

Teachers can create blog sites for the students to practice writing. A safe environment for kids that is CIPA and COPA compliant.

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