My goal for this project was to cut back on the amount of paper used in class, create a student-friendly layout, and cut back on unnecessary (in my opinion) work. I hope this product makes teaching math using Engage a little less stressful!
Each lesson contains problems modified from the problem set and in some rare cases from the homework pages. The problems have been carefully chosen to inspire discussion and learning. I tried to create pages that would help students learn without getting overwhelmed. This Engage NY module introduces concepts of area.
My grade level team is going to try using this product in a few different ways this year. I'm excited to share with everyone how things go.
Many of the lessons also include an additional page of foldables for student practice. Each foldable page includes instructions. Of course, the foldables are optional.
In order to cut back on paper, the fluency sections in my lessons can replace the fluency/sprint pages. You can still time students in this section – give students approximately 10 seconds per problem. Or you can leave it for practice. Instead of making a paper copy of fluency practice and a problem set, you make one copy for each student.
In my classroom I shrink each page 93% and we glue each page in a composition book. This number is a personal preference - you can find the number that works best for you!
This notebook gives me, my students, and their parents a great record of mathematics learning and a quick look at what students are not understanding.
KEYWORDS: 3rd Grade, Interactive Notebook, Engage NY, Module 1, Multiplication, Area, Foldables, CCSS Math