My students are incredible. I have twenty-four, motivated, English Language Learners who are eager to learn. My students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds with limited resources available to them. We are a Title I, Performance Improvement School with a one hundred percent free lunch program. Many parents work two jobs and are struggling to support their families.
Though their environment may not be conducive to learning, my students have an insatiable love of learning.
I know that if we provide them with the right support, resources, and opportunities, they can experience success.
The greatest benefit of STEM is that it fosters that love of learning. STEM instills that passion and drive to learn at its most crucial stage during elementary school. Students use what they learn in math and science to create a technology or a solution for a problem.
This project focuses on math and the materials will help students grasp concepts with ease.
In the beginning of 2nd grade I want students to be able to look at a ten frame of dots and tell me how many they see. I want this to be an automatic response. The dot cards and ten frame cards will be a quick 5 minute lesson where students look at a card and tell me the number. I will continue by using the Verbal Math Lesson books 1 and 2 which quickly introduces children to the basic concept of adding and subtracting, and works its way up to math problems involving numbers with double digits.
Lastly, I want to use the 100 Chart book to teach children how to build number sense by looking at patterns. The Rekenrek will be used by my visual learners who are still having difficulty adding and subtraction numbers under 20. They will use the playing cards to play math games that deal with adding and subtracting, place value, greater or less.
STEM classrooms inspires innovation through collaboration where there is always more than one solution to a problem.
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