* Do you want engaging conversation generated around Math?
* Do you want a language-based classroom where Math explorations and Math Talk are the norm?
* Do you want editable pages so you can differentiate according to your student’s math needs?
You are in the right place!
The Interactive Problem Solving activities shown in the preview are all pieces of two-sided flap books or flat Math Think Mats where your students will explore, explain and elaborate as they share their thinking about numbers, the relationships between numbers and how to think through a word problem! That’s getting to the Core!
The simple Math Think Mats and flap book page folding, cutting and “window flipping” as we call it in our class, have made math a time of true active engagement on many fronts! In conjunction with the flap books and the flat Math Think Mats we use counters and other manipulatives to demonstrate thinking. With the books that provide space for counters, we “draw” counters after removing them to make our thinking “visible”!
These Interactive Problem Solving activities would enhance independent Math Workstations, could be used as a pre-assess or as a challenge/remediation depending on individual skill levels for those needing that little nudge for their math thinking.
These Interactive Problem Solving activities, or those you create with the editable pages, serve as a catalyst for problem solving discussions or as full lessons in themselves! Use your creativity and the needs of your students to drive your use of these activities!
These Interactive Problem Solving activities pair beautifully with my Math Box Talks, where exploring, explaining and elaborating math thinking are at the heart of the activity!
Math Box Talks ~ Common Core Fun for Our Youngest Learners