Bring Writing into Math?! 6 Ways It Will Benefit Your Students!

Two years ago, I transitioned from special education to general education.  One of my main goals was to not just shove content and procedures down their throats, but to help them truly understand math.  Math Journals were one of the first things that I implemented to help accomplish this goal.  After two years of tweaking, revamping, and organizing the Math Journal process, I am pleased to say that my students have flourished in their ability to not only complete mathematical concepts, but explain and truly understand what they are doing.  Want to know how I believe it has benefited my students?…

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Math Routines!

Several weeks ago, I received an email from an oh so sweet follower, that asked how I worked in math warm ups, journals, exit tickets, math videos, and task cards into my day.  As I answered her question, I knew that many others may have similar questions and this would be a great blog post topic.  Although I follow these routines and such everyday, it has taken a while to get my act together in order to create a blog post that really shows and tells what I do each day. Math Video Maybe this is the end of my…

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Using KidBlog for Math Journals!

Hey there!  I’m excited to say that I have successful made it through two, EXHAUSTING days back to school after winter break.  I hope you are back and ready to knock out the next five to six months.  Tonight, I want to share about something new that I am doing in my classroom thanks to Aimee at Taking on Second!  We teach in the same building and chat about blogging every now and then….ok, often and probably way too much.  When I heard about KidBlog, I thought it sounded really great but it took me a while to come up…

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Math Journals!

This year, I have tried to put a strong emphasis on having my students be able to describe the processes and concepts behind each of our skills that we work on.  I’m not going to lie, this has been HARD! As I plan for each unit, I develop a prompt to support the daily skill that we work on.  Now, I am pretty proud of these prompts and I love how it allows me to see exactly what each student knows or understands about a given skill.  And then there are days, where you are so excited to see the…

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