Build mathematical literacy through a methodical series of fun, interactive, chatty, partner processes.
Would you love it if your students could verbalize math concepts? This file includes resources to hold this activity two times… repetition helps!
Talk and Trade: Model the process for students. Two students come together and show each other their cards. They take turns in verbalizing the answer (for this process, I tell students to say POINT TWO (.2)). Give time to mingle around the room talking math and trading cards.
Partner/Self Practice: Pass out a long half sheet practice(I am including two) where students can practice WITH a partner and then by themselves. In my classroom, students huddle in groups of two/three and discuss the concepts. The return to their desk to complete the individual portion.
Test Success: Give students an assessment (I am including two). I use privacy folders and I correct their work as I walk through the room. I use a marker and give a DOT for correct and a CHECK for ‘check your work’. This gives quick feedback so students can think about their learning. Students use a ‘gridable’ format to record their answers.
I N C L U D E D
-talk and trade
-partner / self practice
-test success assess
I used this as a review as we are approaching the state test. We have been through many hands-on lessons working to understand fractions. I wanted my students to know these conversions quickly. Through talking and repetition, they were able to make generalizations and notice patterns of converting fractions to decimals.
Your kids will LOVE IT.