I just wanted to tell you that we worked on subitizing. We are doing all of the activities we did with you next week as well. The kids LOVE it and they are starting to grasp the concept.. even after 2 days! Thank you again for all of your help this year. I told my principal that your professional development is by far the most beneficial that I have ever been to. It is so relevant, simple, and it WORKS! So I also wanted to say thank you as well, you are AMAZING!
I used to have my students complete practice problems each night for homework to help anchor math concepts. Now I will use games as a very effective way to practice at home.
I used to think my young students couldn’t handle more rigorous problems but now I know they can.
I only had one good way to help with word problems – visualizing. From this workshop, I learned visualizing is used in a variety of ways – subitizing, anchor charts, and conceptual understanding.
Using a personal word wall for math vocabulary is helpful for students to have multiple opportunities with tier 2 and tier 3 words.
I believed asking peers to converse wasn’t always on task and effective. Now I know engaging each child to share their thoughts helps them to be personally accountable.