Common Core is making our students think harder about their numbers. It's also making us think smarter about the way we deliver and teach the material. I wanted my students to have rigor first thing in the morning when the get to school. This is a math journal that will get your students really thinking about numbers. It is set up for the beginning weeks of school. Each day includes: number of the day, a thinking about numbers section, word problem, and daily data. The word problems are CC aligned and rigorous. They really make the students think about what they are solving. Then comes daily data, one of my favs. Each Monday starts a new daily data question. Throughout the week, the students use the same question and completed different tasks with the question.
Daily Data Setup:
Monday: Answer the question
Tuesday: Draw the graph with completed answers by the whole class
Wednesday: Analyze the data and notice something
Thursday: Ask a question about the data
Friday: Use the data to create a new graph using the same information
Standards covered in this journal:
This journal makes our students think deeper and discuss their thoughts about math. Students will be working and analyzing math problems with a buddy 3 days a week and working alone 2 days a week. Students will use manipulatives to create, solve, and prove results.
I hope you enjoy this journal as much as we do. Your students will definitely be challenged and given many opportunities to think about numbers.
This journal is the first of 4 sets that will take you through the end of the school year. This first set contains journals for 5 weeks and 5 corresponding daily data graphs.