3 Math Must-Haves!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Did you know I love the letter D?  Disneyland, driving, dreaming, and of course, my name Dorlisa.  Well, my love for the letter D is evident in my math class, too.  I have 3 go-to items that I use almost every day in my math centres:



Deck of Cards

Partial Products Practice

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I LOVE using dominoes in math class.  Here is how my Grade 5 students used them this week to practice 2-digit multiplication using the partial products method.

A New Year ... A New Look

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Each new year I set a few goals, some personal and some professional, that I try to work towards throughout the year.  Well, it's only two weeks into 2015 and I've completed a goal!!  My new and improved blog is up.  Thank you so much to Albemarle PR for the amazing work.  I LOVE everything about it.  I'm hoping with the new look that I'll be more motivated to blog on a regular basis (which is another goal of mine).


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Grade 5s have been mastering 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication using the distributive property this week.  While at the "Teacher Table" during math rotations today, I checked their understanding of the steps with a simple activity.  I posed the question and the students wrote each step of the process on a separate strip of paper.  

The final addition step was done on the Boogie Boards.  Easy peasy!