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Beyond Traditional Math

Beyond Traditional Math

Elementary Math Coach, 8 years experience, conceptual understanding, real world math projects, formative assessments, and rigorous problem solving.

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The Wind Powered Car: Cross Curricular STEM Project (Grades 3-5) Students read and learn about alternative energy, design and build their own prototype of a wind-powered car, generate measure data, draw line plots graphs of those measurements, and write a �how-to� for building it. $

Party Planning Awesomeness Math Project. Students plan their dream party! Raise a little cash or front a little cash so that students brainstorm, research (using real ads), use a budget sheet, and create their ideal party on a poster. The class votes on the best party and then it happens for real in the classroom! $

Increase both rigor and math talk with these fun puzzles! Students try to evaluate the truth of 6 statements relating to one puzzle (these are addition and subtraction). The room explodes with math talk, defending of thinking and reasoning. $

FREE Reasoning Puzzles Sampler: Activities for Math Talk (Gr. 2-4) Increase student to student math talk in the classroom! Try out these 5 puzzles for: addition, place value, perimeter, area and multiplication.

Reasoning Puzzles (Meaning of Multiplication): Increase math talk in your classroom with these fun puzzles! Students determine the truthfulness of six statements, then get together with a group to defend their thinking and critique the reasoning of others. $

(FREE!) Sink that Ship! Locate benchmark fractions on a number line with this fun and addicting game.

The Cupcake Shop Performance Task: An in-depth look at groups and the conceptual understanding behind multiplication. $

Movie Theater Multiplication: Learn the conceptual meaning behind multiplication by building, drawing and writing number sentences. $

3 Step Process to Strengthen Problem Solving in the Elementary Classroom. Allow students to solve a problem, choose a few to model their thinking, and allow interaction with those who have shared. Use the language of the math practice standards as a guide.

Should We Ignore Them? (Tips for When Problem Solving Gets Tough) Help students through difficult problem solving by teaching them to persevere.