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Our Math Tasks Teacher Guides challenge students using the most common manipulatives to promote multiple solutions, encourage collaboration, and develop deep understanding.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEEDContains a list of materials needed. Blackline masters are included on this list.
OVERIEWOverview of what children will be doing and why.
THE BIG IDEATeachers gain insight into the underlying mathematics of the activity, and discover some of the strategies children are apt to use as they work. Solutions are also given— when such are necessary and/or helpful. Because The Big Idea provides a view of what may happen in the lesson as well as the mathematical potential that underlies and may grow out of it, users are encouraged to read this before presenting the activity to children.
TENT CARDEach activity is available as a Tent Card to help manage group work.
INTRODUCTIONIntroduction presents a possible scenario for introducing the children to the activity.
MATH TALKPrompts that are intended to promote discussion are provided.
ON THEIR OWNSuggestions and hints on meeting students' needs.
EXTENSIONExtensions takes the essence of the main activity and either alter or extend its parameters.
ON THEIR OWN (STUDENT)Rich problems stimulate many different problem-solving approaches and lead to a variety of solutions. These explorations bring children to new mathmatical ideas and deepen skills. Use the tent cards to make the directions accessible for small groups or project using a document camera.
Feature 18 rich tasks that teach content and practice standards using the most common manipulatives.
Includes the grade-appropriate Teachers Guides for: Base Ten Blocks, Color Tiles, Cuisenaire® Rods, Pattern Blocks, Geoboards, and Snap Cubes®.
Maximize your investment with a Math Task Teacher Guide, a classroom manipulative kit, 8 math cooperation mats, and a virtual manipulative bundle.
Allow students to work collaboratively on a task. The mats remind the students of the problem-solving process.
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