Monday, September 23, 2013

Our Math Notebooks – Part 2

The first week of school, I posted about our Interactive Math Notebooks.  Over the past two weeks, we have added to our notebooks significantly. 

Each week, we add our lesson focus, math idiom, text book pages and assessment to our Table of Contents.

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During Week 3, we worked on Number Pairs and how we use them to solve addition and subtraction problems. 

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During Week 4, we worked on Multiplication & Division.  Year 5 & Year 6 (grades 4 & 5) worked specifically on dividing with remainders.

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We have also added our math idioms

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In addition, we have begun planning our first math videos.

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We also took our first quiz, which was glued into the notebook and signed off on by parents.

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Of course, we have also spent time applying our new knowledge with our text book pages, and “remembering” to format our pages correctly – with the date, page number, and problems labeled with a .) after the number – separating problem numbers from work.  We’ve also spent a ton of time talking about what it means to SHOW YOUR WORK.

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Overall, I am loving the Interactive Math Notebook process.  I love the students having quality information to refer back to while they are working on text book pages.  I love the thinking that goes into reflecting on each lesson.  But, best of all, I love the structure and organization that this process is giving to my students.

How are Interactive Math Notebooks going in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources