I am just about ready to send my new publication CD download filled with Math Strategy Games K-8 to the editor!
Rounding & Estimating are difficult concepts for students to understand and apply. Many students when learning how to estimate or to round a number learn a basic procedure to help them understand the process.
Today many children are “plugged-in” and do not engage in hands-on games that involve mental strategies. Games like Sorry, Trouble or even Tic-Tac-Toe are among the few that come to mind that require a child to “think” before making a move.
Last week I went to Grandview Elementary School to do a “Finger Fuantics Night” with PreSchool & Kindergarten Families. What fun we had!
Happy Thursday Blogger Friends!
What have you noticed about your students fine motor development skills? Isn’t it scary? Each year more and more students are coming to school with weak fine motor development.
We have all done the dreaded flashcards for math facts, sight words or letters/sounds. Usually we have a pile of “knowns” and a pile of “unknowns”. Typically we practice the pile of “unknowns” because we think those are the ones that we need to focus on.
What’s all the buzz about the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards as it relates to the Math Common Core Standards?
The 21st Century learners all seems to have a bit of ADHD, sensory integration and/or are just a bit more wiggly every year! I am starting my new book “It’s time to get a WIGGLE on!”