L'Instant du Mentorat
Here is a list of some great resources we used:
'Eyes on Math A Visual Approach to Teaching Math Concepts' Marian Smal
'Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Student K-8' Marian Small
'Differentiated Math Learning Centers' Deborah Wirth
'Math Projects 50 Hands-On Projects that Correlate to Specific Math Concepts' Joyce Stulgis-Blalock
'Good Questions Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction' Marian Small
And the real work begins....
Last week we took a day to explore our new math manipulatives. We were lucky to have the day to explore, sort and organize the manipulatives we purchased into their strands. We are very motivated to start using them and our students are thrilled to explore and learn with them. They have been very responsive to our new approach.
Over the past two days we have taken the time to build an inquiry based math unit on Geometry for our JK/SK, grade 2, grade…Continue
We have started our inquiry based numeracy with math journals! Each student has been given a spiral lined paper book in our three classrooms (gr.2, gr.3 and gr.7/8). The goal we have in mind with the journals is to record their learning and questions they will have as they explore new math concepts.
We began with decorating the covers to make each journal their own. Next, we have each given the students an opportunity to begin their journaling by modelling our expectations of what is…Continue