1. Number RoutineWe always begin class with a number routine. It is a short activity that helps develop the students' number sense by connecting critical math concepts on a daily basis. ANumber Talkis an example of a number routine. Students are shown an equation and attempt to solve it mentally. They share their answers and explain their thinking.
2. Calendar Math Discussion of the calendar, telling time, showing quantities of money with coins, math facts practice, number work-showing numbers with base ten blocks, in expanded form, greater than/less than, odd/even, skip counting and more.
3. Lesson The county math standard is introduced. See curriculum link tab for more information.
4. Daily Three Rotations
*Meet with the Teacher The students work in small groups with the teacher to receive additional hands on support or enrichment.
*Math by Myself/Math Technology Students work independently on a self selected activity that supports the county math standards.
*Math with Someone The children work with a partner at a math center or on the computer to help reinforce their number sense, math facts, math concepts, problem solving skills and more.
*Writing with Math The children do activities that require them to explain their thinking in their math journals.
5. Closure A cognitive activity that helps students focus on what was learned that day and whether it made sense and had meaning.