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iHeart Math Holiday Hop
Stocking Stuffer #1 - Giving BackTeaching is all about giving back. Hopefully as you look back at your own education a few teachers really stand out to you. I absolutely loved my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Cringan. I still remember lots of things that happened in that class. I want my students to look back on their year with me and remember how much fun we had learning together. I want it to be a year full of progress and happy memories. So like all of you, I try to make each year the best year ever. It may not be the biggest way to give back, but for the lives of 26 young students it's the most important thing I can do this year.
Stocking Stuffer #2 - Math Tip
We all know fact fluency is important, but how do we help our students become more fluent? As I've been reading articles and books about helping students become fluent with facts it seems most researchers are in agreement - "Becoming fluent with basic facts is developmental. Use games infused with a focus on acquisition of strategies to help students in the early grades progress to computational fluency." (Kling, Gina & Bay-Williams, Jennifer. "Enriching Addition and Subtraction Fact Mastery Through Games." Teaching Children Mathematics: November 2014.) So pull out some games that focus on facts and the use of strategies and instead of feeling like your students are "just" playing games, think about it as fluency practice without a timer.
Here is a no prep math center for addition and subtraction within 10. Just print and you're ready to go. If you are at all like me, on Friday afternoon as I put the finishing touches on my plans for the next week, I love something easy to prepare for math centers. You can grab it in my TpT store.
Thanks for stopping by. You'll want to check out the calendar at the top of this post to see who will be adding on to this hop each day up until Christmas. But for tomorrow, you'll want to stop by Tara's blog, she's The Math Maniac.