These fun games and activities can be played as a family or with your students to help them exercise and build their visual memory muscles!
What happens if students can’t even visualize the word, let alone spell it inside out? We live in a “plugged in” culture, where students spend extended periods of time consuming visual images. This severely limits their visual memory or their ability to access and recall images and real-life situations that happened to them.
Ask kids what they had for dinner yesterday – they probably can’t remember! The ever-increasing amount of screen-time definitely has an adverse impact on students’ lives and it is quite damaging to their development of visual memory. Because visual memory has a profound effect on student development, we want it to be strong as we start to look at spelling.
Our theme for this new school year is transferring as much ownership as possible to the students. This activity will challenge how you think about instruction!
Whether you’re brand new to math workshop and don’t know where to start, or you’ve been using a workshop model in your classroom for years, we hope find something you can use to take your math workshop to the next level for the next school year!
An abacus is so much more than just a “simple device” for counting or adding, with applications that extend into much higher level operations and concepts.
An abacus can actually help students learn and practice many mathematical concepts in a very developmentally appropriate way for students in elementary school. Students can practice subitizing, conservation to a number, addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, division, fractions, and even decimals!
How do you know if that child has the flexibility and skills to be able to solve problems multiple ways? Announcing a new resource that can help!