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NWEA MAPs Assessment

Assessment, Math

On Monday my students will take the MAPs math assessment.  We’re in our fourth year of using this assessment as a district. I actually look forward to taking this assessment in winter and spring.  We take it in the fall too, but it’s somewhat of a painful experience, as our first graders aren’t very familiar with using Chromebooks (their mouse skills aren’t developed yet).  However, by winter and spring it’s a different story.  They’re more fluent and have better command of the…

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Worksheet-less Math Homework

Homework, Math

Math homework doesn’t have to be a worksheet! Thanks to my colleague, Jessica Marchant, who introduced me to her version of math homework this year, my students and parents have come to enjoy math homework in a new, engaging, and non-family-time-intrusive way.  It’s based on the  AVMR Math training our elementary teachers received.  The training gave me a better understanding of how children learn math, the types of activities that can be used to progress students’ math skills, and assessments that pinpoint…

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Add within 10 Math Baggies

Math

I recently finished my AVMR 2 math training.  We were trained last year in AVMR 1.  If you ever get a chance to attend the training, I highly recommend it!  The training gave me a better understanding of how children learn math, the types of activities that can be used to progress students’ math skills, and assessments that pinpoint math constructs.           Our district’s first grade math screener gives me a pretty accurate picture of where my students…

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100th Day Wall Puzzle

100th Day, Calendar Math, Math

Looking for a unique way to count up to the 100th day of school?  Build a puzzle!   Directions: Assemble the puzzle on a piece of cardboard. Use another piece of cardboard to flip the puzzle over. Number each piece from 1 to 100 working clockwise from outside to inside. Make 10 groups of puzzle pieces and place each group into a baggie. Cut a piece of construction paper the exact dimensions of the puzzle. Glue the construction paper to the…

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