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Anchor Charts

Anchor Charts are charts that teachers (or parents) and students create together to provide students with a visual reminder of the lesson taught. Anchor charts serve as a reference for students, helping them become more independent in a task.

This weekend I googled “Math Anchor Charts” and found this site. Lots of ideas here:

Math Anchor Charts

Although my students did not help me create them, they do echo the lessons and words we have used. I made these (even fixing a mistake I found on the link’s “Adding Fractions” chart):

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I also wanted to create something that demonstrated all four operations of fractions in one place:

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Anchor charts can be used at home too. I have made them as a reference of what to put in a lunch, a friend of mine has one hanging in her mudroom to remind her children of the “getting home and putting away shoes, coats, backpacks and lunches” routine. In my classroom I made an anchor chart with a sequence of photos to make physiotherapy exercises a more independent routine.

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Anchor chart – a very useful and visual tool.

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