Building Mathematical Comprehension {Chapter 3}

What do you think of when you hear the term Making Connections?  For me, it always makes me think of reading and the process of making text connections to self, other texts, and the world.  After reading this chapter from Building Mathematical Comprehension, I am falling deeper in love with the concept of bringing reading strategies in to mathematics instruction. In my classroom, I feel that I incorporate these principles but I could be putting more emphasis and modeling the skills that I current make small mentions of currently.  The first connection mentioned by Sammons is the “Math-to-Self Connection.”  She…

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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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Math Warm Ups!

What morning procedures do you have each day?  I have the standard ones, such as turn in homework, sharpen pencils, and go to the restroom.  From there, rather than the typical morning work that I have previously used, I have began to implement Math Warm Ups.  If you followed my Guided Math Book Study this summer, you know that Math Stretches are part of Laney Sammon’s Guided Math philosophy.  {On a side note, I LOVE her!} At the beginning of the year, I began using Math Warms Ups to start our day by using chart paper and scented markers.  {Side…

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