I always call my students All-Star Mathematicians or Master Mathematicians and when I do, they sit a little taller and dig a little deeper into their thinking.
This All-Star Mathematician coveted award goes to children who work extra hard during math class and impress us with their math expertise! Perhaps the children solved a difficult problem, independently used a resource around the room to tackle a problem, explained their mathematical reasoning to the class, solved a problem wrong but persevered until the problem was solved correctly, made a math connection to a real–life situation, surprised us with an explanation no one else thought of, etc. I equate it to using SMART BEADS in my classroom but this recognizes math only. If students deserve this award, I give them a high-five and tell them to add their name to the board and give them a certificate to bring home. It's a fun way to recognize achievements and makes a quick and easy display in the class!
All-Star Sports Theme. Contains K-2 version as well as 3-5 version. (Changed math clip art out for younger kids.)
What's included for BOTH grade levels:
All-Star Mathematician Poster
Full Page certificate to send home
1/4 page Certificate to send home
Letter home to explain what an "All-Star Mathematician" is...
Editable template for nameplates that depict the following sports in Girl/Boy Versions:
Golf, Karate, Sailing, Swimming, Diving, Gymnastics, Fencing (same pic for either) , Football, Basketball, Cricket, Softball/Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, Horseback Riding, Lacrosse, and a few extras like a Boy playing Badminton, Girl bike racing, Girl Ping Pong Player, and a Boy/Archery. Something for everyone!!!
Check out my Ninja/Karate themed Master Mathematician Award
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The Value of Open-Ended Questions
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