100 Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
Includes questions that:
*help students work together to make sense of math
*teach students to rely on themselves to determine if something is mathematically correct
*learn to reason mathematically
*evaluate their own processes
*help with problem comprehension
*help students learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems
*learn to connect mathematics, its ideas and its application
*help students focus on focus on the mathematics from activities
100 Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
Wow! 100+ teaching and learning strategies! Flip a card to read about the strategy. You can download PDFs and PowerPoints.
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What can students do to make learning really stick?
Cognitive science tells us it's NOT to re-read our notes or textbook.
Instead, practice "retrieval" -- recalling what we've learned out of our brains, not our books.
This post outlines 10 simple tips and strategies you can use in class to make learning long-term, including:
1. Brain dumps
2. Two things
3. Retrieve taking (instead of note taking)
4. Student-produced quizzes
5. Guided conversation
6. Now, then, and way back
7. Self testing
8. Recall information visually
9. Retrieval mapping
10. White board exit ticket
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In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
Welcome and Introductions, Housekeeping items, Four Corners activity, Curriculum Information, Websites and Apps, So many hands on activities and demos, A couple of musical interludes, Feedback on the workshop, Thank you and safe travels home
Skip counting is an important skill, one that leads kids naturally into multiplication. Kids can learn to skip count by rote, but they’ll get more value from seeing how the concept relates to real-life math. Try these activities and ideas to help make it happen!
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This professional development will walk a school through how to implement 21st Century Skills in their school from a SCHOOL and CLASSROOM level.
The group will work through the school implementation process and set a timeline for implementation, and then based on that timeline, the classroom teachers will plan their implementation.
Please note - the key to successful implementation is NOT time intensive - the key is introducing and then fully implementing the language and skills into your DAILY ROUTINES and classroom life. Once the skills are introduced it should become part of your day and not require set time - it will be part of everything you do!
The following infographic outlines the process a school can take when establishing a program for 21st century skill development.
This tool helps you evaluate the level of proficiency
that you or your students have with the 21st Century
Fluencies. The Fluency Snapshot Tool can be used
either with individual students or with groups.
There are 10 statements for each Fluency. As you
move through the statements, chose a value you feel
represents how well the individual or group has
demonstrated the characteristic. This is an editable
form that you can check the boxes in online or off.
Have your students assess themselves and discuss
the outcome. Compare your results in each Fluency
to determine where focus and improvement may be
needed. Revisit this again in the future and co
Literature is a wonderful way to introduce your students to 21st century skills and spark discussion. The following is a list of books using SECRET (self-management, effective participation, creativity, reflection, enquiry and team work) to bring 21st century learning to life!
These resources can helps support the development of 21st Century SECRET skills in your primary classroom.
Included are: a one page poster that explains what each skill means in student-friendly language; a brochure to share with parents & a student self-reflection on their SECRET skills.
Author - Val Arthur
The following is a resource to help connect SECRET skills to student-friendly language for our youngest learners. The skills are connected to foundations and then teachers are provided with a framework of 9 steps to work with their students on to have them develop that foundation or skill.
What’s the best way to teach multiplication? The answer is different for every student. Check out these fun, hands-on resources for teaching this math skill to everyone!
These fun reader's scripts allow students to master fluency and perform for their classmates! These three, free, downloadable scripts are appropriate for the primary classroom.