What is the Math Strategies Tool-Box? It is a way for teachers and students to organize the strategies used to solve the 4 operations.
The Math Strategies Tool-Box is a place where the students have their "tools" (math strategies) stored in an organized way so they can refer back if need be. It is also a place where parents can go to get an idea of what their child is learning in school. Along with the strategy cards, practice pages and quizzes are also included.
In the Common Core standards students are asked to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division "using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations".Students are asked to fully understand the operation, be able to relate it to different situations, and apply that concept to future problems. Many times students are taught a strategy, but struggle to come back to it and apply it later. Even when notes are given, they are often misplaced. Here is the solution to
I use the my Math Strategies Tool-Box as a part of the interactive notebook we use in my math classroom. My students use it to help them during classwork, homework, and as a resource to keep parents in the loop as to what we are working in the classroom.