I thought I'd check out your new post since I am snowed in! I love Bug-A-Licious Math! What a cute enrichment idea!
Our district uses Everyday Math, and we are on a pacing chart to ensure that we all stay "on track". We turn in test data after every assessment. We are also responsible for turning in monthly data on weekly parallel math problems. Essentially, each week we have a set of four problems patterned after our Ohio Achievement Test that we work on four times a week. They are slightly different each day but address the same skills. The first day is whole group. The second day, they complete it in groups. The third day is independent practice. The fourth day is a quiz.
I have also incorporated Victoria's idea of using "Glue It and Do Its", which literally takes about 3 minutes a day! The students keep math journals that they glue them into or respond to other problems.
My question is this:
Do you have any suggestions for incorporating some of these hands-on, authentic activities in my third grade classroom? I have a wide range of ability levels within my room, but I believe that making math fun can certainly benefit all students. I know that I will still need to operate within the EveryDay Math framework, but I would love to enhance it by incorporating new ideas that will spice things up!
Thank you in advance!
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