4th Grade Interactive Math Playlet: Smelly Pencils
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A math playlet is a one act play designed for interactive mental math. Your kids will love applying math strategies they’ve learned to the collaborative, real-life interactive story settings. Prep time is minimal—just connect your computer to your document camera or smart board and you are ready to go. Printable task cards are included for discussion or for independent practice.
Math playlets are designed to engage all your kids in vigorous math talk.
Encourage thoughtful errors and mistakes and talk it out, then celebrate the success.
Math playlets not only reinforce math concepts, but also engage learners in reading and communication skills. They are aligned to the standards to help children use their understanding of place value, number lines, and properties of operations to become fluent in applying number operation strategies.
MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
MP4 Model with mathematics.
MP6 Attend to precision.
Everything is included for QUICK SETUP AND EASE OF USE.
As director you will interact, reinforce concepts, keep the fun and energy levels high, and enjoy the collaboration with your class as students are asked to think about and apply math as the playlet progresses. While “mathematizing” with your students, they will experience curiosity, excitement, humor, team spirit, “what ifs”, “Ah-Ha’s”, drama, and “I got it, I can do this!”
Hook your students’ curiosity with the introductory photos and facts that set up the playlet. Students will use models, number lines, and drawings to demonstrate understanding of math reasoning.
This resource supports what administrators look for in an interactive math class. I have used interactive playlets when being formally evaluated and have received great feedback from others who have used them also.
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Copyright Information–Limited Use: Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom or with a group of Math Ambassadors. If other teachers want to use these resources, please purchase additional licenses.