Thursday, April 7, 2016

MIndset Word Cloud SO FAR! - Growth Mindset Module #5

Check out our BPS Growth Mindset Word Cloud from 16 different classrooms in our district so far!  Thanks to those of you that completed Module #5 and added to the Word Cloud! 

If you haven't gotten to Module #5 yet...NO WORRIES!  The beauty of these are to engage students in them when it works best for you and your busy lives! As your class adds to this, the Word Cloud will include your additions as shown below! OR, click here to view it in a larger screen! (Don't show your class the Word Cloud until AFTER they do the module!)  

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

BINGO- Problem Solving Style!

Problem Solving Bingo is a great activity to implement into your classroom!  Thanks to BPS eductor Josh Monson and his 5th Grade students for the video clips and examples that show Problem Solving Bingo in action! Click here for the video on Problem Solving Bingo!

Monday, March 7, 2016

DoJo and Growth Mindset

Did you know that Class DoJo has 5 great videos relating to Growth Mindset (perseverence, effort, learning from mistakes, etc)? Thanks SO much to Lyndsay White, 3rd Grade teacher at Bench for sharing this.  Here is link and the first video is found below.  You will also see a little discussion guide link right below the video.  Click here!
 (This is just a picture below of what it looks on "click here" to view video!)


As you know, geometry includes a variety of vocabulary terms.  Math Practice Standard #6 "Attend to Precision", relates to being precise with calculations and use of tools, and also being precise with vocabulary!  
Learning vocabulary goes beyond writing and defining a word.  In geometry, students need to be clear on the attributes that define that shape.  hat is the difference between perpendicular lines and intersecting lines?  How are they the same?
One fun way to get kids up and moving as well as thinking about defining attributes of geometry terms is by doing Geometry Charades.  Click here to view this simple idea for Geometry Charades!  

Monday, November 16, 2015

Math Menu BPS Classroom Example

Last week, during "Math Nerd on Site", our own BPS teacher, Mr. Nate Steier so kindly let me come in and observe his kids in action doing a Math Menu!  Take a look at the video to find out how he integrated this structure!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Go Math- How Can I Print a Copy of a Student Textbook Page?

"I need an extra copy of a student textbook page!  Is there a way to print one from Go Math ThinkCentral?"  I thought the answer was no! is a solution that is a few clicks away!  

Click here and scroll down to #9. (Lots of other great tutorials here also!)  OR, watch 2 minute video below!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Where Do I Find the Problem of the Day to Project?

Where in the world are the digital versions of the Problem of the Day?  (When I use these, I have them solve it in their math journal and then do a quick pari-share for how they solved it and showed their thinking.)  View this video quick video to learn where to find these.  (This video is also on our K-5 Go Math! page! Scroll down to #5)