Math Matters Workshop

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Math Matters Workshop

Using Math JournalsVocabulary: compile words and definitions in math journal each lesson.Tools & Projects: Rulers, protractors, fraction charts and other math tools can be kept within the journal for easy access.Reflection: Student can respond to how they feel about the lesson, their strengths and where they may need more assistance.Summaries: At the end of a lesson or chapter have student write a summary of what they have learned to check for understanding.Math Dialogue: Have an ongoing dialogue about math with your child in their math journal.Pre-Assessment: Before addressing a new concept, have your child write all they know about the topic to see where you will need to review.

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Daily Components of Math InstructionDaily Review: Use problem review, motion/activity, or journal activities to warm up the math brain.Math ModelingI DO: Explicit InstructionWE DO: Guided PracticeYOU DO: Independent PracticeMath Journal: Use the journal to compile reflections and resources throughout the year.Daily Quiz: Use problems from independent practice or have your child teach the concept to check for understanding.

Watch this video demonstrating Total Physical Response as an effective strategy to use in math instruction.

Grade Level PacingTopics have been chunked by concept and placed in strategic order to ensure all I CANs have been addressed by spring.Teaches all I CAN standards as well as Key Skills.Mastery quizzes & Milestone tests are built into the pacing.

Math Teaching StrategiesApply Power Tools: These tools are applicable to math and can help give strategies when approaching problem solving.Use Positive Math Language: Avoid comments such as "I was never good at math either" and "We don't have the math gene." Instead try "Let's see if we can find the solution together" and "Let's use our resources to solve this."Create an Engaging Math Environment: Build a math wall with pictures, anchor charts and visuals .Look for math in the world and talk about it! Math is everywhere. When you engage math in the world around you, it is no longer an isolated subject without meaning.Be willing to try a new approach: Move to a new room, try teaching math during a different time of day.

The Importance of AssessmentPre-Assessment: Is the student ready for the next concept?Formative Assessment: Use tools to check for understanding each step of the way.Mastery Quizzes: Individual concepts based on each I CAN, use to determine if reteaching is necessaryMilestone Tests: Cumulative and address mutliple I CANs, provide error analysis to help direct future learning.

Math Matters:Paving a Meaningful Road to Mastery

Watch this video about the use of formative assessment.

Watch this video aboutusing math journals.

Watch this video to learn aboutusing SQ3R strategy with math.


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