Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's All About Math

We are getting close to the end of my classroom tour!  That also means I'm almost done with my vacay...say it isn't so!  Here are some math things in my classroom.

We use a lot of manipulatives with Everyday Math, our math program.  And, well, you're probably catching on that I am neat and organized!  I have all the items in bins, labeled and ready to go!  The kids know where everything is and where to return it when they are done.  So independent - I love it!


Close up of the bins...


This year, I've also been creating anchor charts and visuals for my students to go along with our math program.  I have them all displayed on my closet doors for them to access when they need extra support.



Another part of our math programs is a computer activity called Math Reflex (learn about it here).  The students chart their progress.  On the left is how many facts each child has learned and on the right is how fluent they are in their math facts.  They each get a post-it note and they move it up when they reach a milestone in the program.  The percentage in the middle is how fluent the class is overall.  We need to be at 100% by the end of the year - I don't think we are going to make it!


Today's giveaway is...you guessed it...math-related!  I'm giving away my All About Fractions In Action packet!


All you have to do is leave me a comment - tell me anything!  I'll choose a winner when I return from vacation.  

22 comments:

  1. I love your organized classroom! Fractions are one of my favorite math topics...maybe I'll get lucky :)

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  2. I LOVE how organized and labeled all of your bins are! That's my goal for the beginning of the year! I've got lots of cabinetry so, admittedly a lot of my math manipulatives are just "stuffed" behind closed doors! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. We finished fractions already, but this would be great for next year. Enjoy your break!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  4. Definitely need to add my labels this summer. I'm pretty organized but the kids are usually guessing where to find or put things...blah!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching
    dianne330@comcast.net

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  5. I need to get more tubs!!
    Sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  6. OOhhh, I need my math area to be as organized as you. Maybe this summer....

    Amy
    amy_146@yahoo.com
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  7. I would love to win your fraction unit!
    BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. What are your thoughts on Everyday Math? We use that too, and I absolutely hate it :(

    Natalie
    TeacheryTidbits

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  9. I am all about little plastic containers too! I would love to win the fraction unit! :)

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  10. Fractions are coming up soon in the Australian Curriculum. This would be a great resource to win!
    Renate
    renate.schultz@gmail.com

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  11. Great organization! Hope your enjoying your vacay!

    ~Ashlee
    ashleenewberry@hotmail.com

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  12. Your fractions unit sounds great! I'm crossing my fingers!
    cbwirfs@gmail.com

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  13. I keep a lot of my manipulatives in old clear VHS boxes...they work great for the small pieces.

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com
    An Education Lasts a Lifetime

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  14. Love your organization!

    rmariemuniz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I hope you had a fabulous vacation. My plan this summer is to re-organize!
    brynne.zachow@gmail.com

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  16. I love math stations! I love, love, love your organization!

    ✿Becky✿
    aubecky@hotmail.com
    2nd Grade Rocks!

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  17. Great organization!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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