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Free Number Sense Boosters
Could your students’ number sense use a boost? These quick and simple activities improve number sense while engaging your students.
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When you are working with students in a math intervention setting we know that we need to focus on systematic math intervention instruction meaning that we, as the teacher, are working towards a clearly defined end goal and have broken instruction down into clear and manageable steps that build toward
In the classroom setting the school year winds down with picnics, field days and special events. The end of the year math intervention scenario looks quite different! A typical class gets to come to closure on their year together and the teacher has a clear idea of what will happen
Engaging word problem activities are simple to put together, you have to look no further than a word problem type that is often overlooked. You likely won’t find it on a standardized test because the answers aren’t cut and dry. I consider this word problem to be cousins of numberless
When spring comes around and your students are itching to get outdoors, these outdoor fraction activities can help to scratch the itch while still keeping a focus on your math instruction. Create a Human Number Line Going outside gives you the opportunity to go life-sized with your fraction instruction! Create
When you build your math intervention schedule, it’s important not only to plan for the content that you hope to deliver but also to plan for practice so that your students can build independence in their math intervention skills as well! Try these two strategies to build time for practice
Let’s talk about word problem strategies. It can be a frustrating topic to teach because it feels more like a comprehension problem than a math problem at times. But here’s the thing, comprehending math situations is a part of math! There are a variety of different strategies you can try if you
Towards the end of the year, I always had that feeling that time was “running out” and there were always a few topics I wanted to have in place for my students before sending them onto the next grade level. Fact Fluency practice was always at the top of the list!
Not too long ago I asked teachers what the biggest barriers were to their math intervention strategy. One of the answers that came up most often was around the topic of needing a strong math intervention assessment. I was fortunate enough to work in a district that did provide us
When I was in school, I was the kid who did not “click” with the idea of comparing fractions. To this day if you tell me to use the butterfly method to compare fractions I immediately start to feel anxious. Am I supposed to cross and multiply from top to
You absolutely MUST start with hands-on activities for adding and subtracting fractions. It’s an abstract concept that can easily be made concrete for your learners. Let’s jump into a few activities you can try when adding and subtracting with like or unlike denominators. When you are considering hands-on activities for