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 math constructs.
In a nutshell, students work at their instructional level on simple game-based math activities. Each day, students take home their math recording sheet. It contains the written directions for activity options, as well as spots for parents to record math work completed and comments. Version 1 was used the month of October and November. I revamped it for December to include math apps and sites that compliment the math activities.
I spent a couple of weeks introducing each of the activities to students prior to sending this sheet home. In addition, my students helped me create videos for each activity. Click the top left-hand corner to gain access to all math videos!