Wednesday, April 4, 2012

In the Right Direction

I've mentioned how Idaho math teachers are moving in the right direction thanks to a math initiative from our state.  From my viewpoint, we're learning about giving kids better tasks that press their conceptual thinking - tasks that can be solved in various student-centered ways. 

Recently I attended a composing and decomposing workshop and took away a great task.  It presses their thinking and allows for various modes of solving the problem.   


I fancied it up and liked it enough that I made a few more.




You're welcome to them if you'd like.  Simply click on the pictures to get your own copies.


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14 comments:

  1. These are so cute! But besides being cute, they are great activities that stretch their thinking! Great job!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, thanks much. This certainly did stretch their thinking.

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  2. Thank You! Thank You! These look great! I can't wait to use them.

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    1. Thanks Heather. I'm glad to hear you'll enjoy using them.

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    1. You're welcome Robynn. Thanks for coming by.

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  4. Happy Thursday (feels like Friday!) Your comments make me smile. The Terra Nova was a new test for us this year. I didn't see it until a few weeks ago. I am truly stoked about the kids' reading scores, especially since I didn't have any clue about the test content! I agree with you, too, regarding the testing of kindergartners.

    I just looked at your creations and my wheels are spinning! I'll be buying eight-packs of crayons this weekend! Thanks for sharing :-)
    ReadWriteSing

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    1. Chrissy, I'm glad something I've done here gets someone's wheels spinning. That's exactly what I hope to hear. Thank you for coming by and leaving a sweet comment.

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  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing! And...you've been tagged! (Don't hate me. ha!) Stop by to see what's going on.

    WILD About First Grade!

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me Marissa. :)

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  6. Great printables! Thanks! I used to teach first grade before staying home with our girls. What a fun age! :)

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    1. Thank you Jill. I'm glad you dropped by.

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