Happy Hot Friday! Wow! Is it hot where you live? I think it is a good excuse to stay inside my air conditioned house and check out everyone's wonderful blogs! Even my kids are just laying around today because their activities were cancelled.
How many of you have Everyday Math as your math series? I have used Everyday Math for over 13 years at two different schools, and I really like it. I know some people dislike it, but it is my favorite time of the day. All my lessons are on the Smartboard which I LOVE! It was part of a professional growth plan we are required to do and was a lot of work, but so worth it!!
For those of you who do not use Everyday Math, the series introduces a concept called Frames and Arrows. Students need to find the rule of a set of numbers (plus 5, -1, etc) and fill in missing numbers in the pattern. A majority of the class eventually understands this concept, but I always have 3 or 4 who just don't get it, no matter how much help I or our Title 1 person give them. It is a required skill at our school by the end of first grade, and they are assessed on Frames and Arrows starting at the end of
our 2nd trimester.
Here is a Frames and Arrow practice game that can be used as a file folder game or used with the pocket chart. Sorry that it is not the prettiest, most colorful document, but I seem to always be low on printer ink so I like to use black ink, then I can copy it on construction paper. Does anyone have great way to teach Frames and Arrows to those students who just don't get it?
Frames and Arrows
HERE is a google docs link in case Scribd isn't working. For those of you having success with Google Docs, can you tell me how you are embedding your docs? I do not have the option to embed or to create a web page anymore.
Have a great weekend!