Thursday, March 3, 2011
I started my math rotations today by stressing the importance of students doing the math work when playing games and not just playing twister, darts, or stacking cups to make towers. As a result I received many many papers in my turn in tray today with all kinds of facts written down. Yea for kids listening and following directions!!! I also spied one of my girls laying out all the cups across the table and searching for facts that she already knows as she began this tower. When it started becoming trickier, other students came along side her and practiced the harder facts themselves. They ended independent math time with this long tower of completed addition facts. And they were so proud they wanted to be included in the picture. One student told me that its like the Great Wall of China. Wow check out that schema!