Sammons describes 5 different types of Math Stretches:
- Data collection and analysis: students respond to a question and create a real, pictorial, or symbolic graph
- Number of the day: ways to show a number using place value and multiple representations
- What's Next?: uses chart paper for students to complete and extend a number pattern
- How my family used math last night?: focuses students on the role of math in their daily lives and encourages them to make math connections (math to self and math to world--similar to making connections in reading)
- Makes me think of: a mini-activating strategy to introduce or review a concept where students record a word or words that they think of when given a concept or word (math to math connection)
Kim from Splish Splash Ms. Lander's Class has a great poster set for math connections which you can check out at her TPT store.
- Monday--Number of the day
- Tuesday--How my family used math last night
- Wednesday--What's next?
- Thursday--Data collection
- Friday--Makes me think of
Doing professional summer research (AKA finding resources on Pinterest), I found links to some great blog posts about Calendar Math. Stephanie from Teaching in Room 6 has a great series of posts. So does Tara from 4th Grade Frolics. I plan to use a combination of their ideas in my classroom next year.
I have enough space to have a dedicated Calendar Math area as part of my bulletin board. I like the idea of changing out the items that I want to review as needed. I created this set of display posters that can be used as part of a Calendar Math routine.
My calendar set contains 38 different posters that can be added to a Calendar Math board. I plan to use the pieces interchangeably as needed, allowing me to meet my kids' needs better. I've marked it down 50% for today if you want to check it out in my store (click on any of the pictures to snag it).
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