Our brains learn better when we recognize a pattern. Many brains learn better when the information is visible. Movement also makes learning kinaesthetic.
Category Archives: Math
Sight Word Shirt goes in …. (flips over) and comes out clean!
Instructions to make one are HERE.
These ideas were great for data collecting at Teachers Pay Teachers (free).
My students visited JK and SK and recorded their data. Then they used the website Create a Graph from Kids Zone to play around with different graphs using the data. It was great for getting across the different ways you can represent your information AND it was fun!
This picture looks funny to me – like the two kids staring out the window on a rainy day at the start of the book The Cat in the Hat. What is actually happening is two math students are collecting data about the types of vehicles that drive past our school in the morning. It’s amazing the involvement, concentration and analyzing that happens in this type of activity – despite being self proclaimed ‘math haters’. I laugh (on the inside of course so that it doesn’t show) when they ask if they can quickly finish their math work so that they can do more data collecting !
I am interested in the idea of ‘task boxes’ and have been pinteresting and googling. Here a student works independently on a task box. The function of the boxes has been math skills, literacy skills, and fine motor skills. The box contains a photo (for a visual instruction) and after demonstrating a couple of times the student should be able to work independently. I can see many good skills being practiced this way!