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A Flurry of Ideas for Winter Math Activities

It’s finally autumn, and here in Chicago that means there’s a feeling of foreboding in the air about when winter’s going to hit. A small comfort in the changing weather is that it offers some opportunities for winter math activities, specifically those that are relevant to students’ personal experiences.

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Ideas for Counting During Primary Math Activities

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Intentional Teaching Comes to Life with Big Shoulders Project

A Chicago-area teacher’s intentional teaching and efforts to differentiate for students of varying ability and confidence resulted in a rich math lesson. Based on Audrey Wood’s classic book The Napping House, students created their own books with the details and content unique to themselves.

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Connecting Parents to Classroom Math Concepts

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Math Investigations: A Fresh Lead in Creative Math Learning

Teachers in the Innovations Project have been making use of the Contexts for Learning Investigations, a series of mini-lessons, games, and storybooks based around overarching math learning goals. The developers of this series argue that math time should be an active and creative process, allowing students to learn through experimentation and exploration.

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First Grade Number Talks Ideas from a First Grade Teacher

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Teacher Tom Delves into a Math Activity for Preschoolers