**** 40 slides of math warm-ups ****
Getting students to talk and communicate about math in a real way is tough. With these weekly warm-up exercises the students will be engaged and excited to figure out the answer.
Many of the warm-ups do not contain one single correct answer and can be looked at through multiple angles. This allows the kids to debate their answers and prove them logically.
****** USE THEM ONCE A WEEK TO HOOK YOUR KIDS *****
How to use it:
1. Introduce the warm-ups and do them for four straight days. Have the students think about it on their own and write down their conclusions.
2. Students then work in their small groups and draw out their answers and show them in a real way that can be shared with the rest of the class.
3. Have groups share their answer with the class and write them all down on the board.
4. If there are multiple answers have students prove their work by showing the class on the board or using a document camera to show their thinking.
The open nature and challenge of the questions gets students thinking and talking about math.
If you are tired of simple boring warm-ups that kids are tired of these can help make math fun again.
*** PICK A BRAINTEASER DAY AND HAVE ONE PER WEEK FOR THE WHOLE YEAR ***
Have your kids draw a picture or diagram their answer in some way. This gets the students to stop thinking of math as just numbers that are put together and memorized.