My students walk into our classroom every day excited for the new challenges that await them that day. Each day they are reminded that they were selected to be in my class because I asked for the best students in the school and that's exactly what I got. I let them know that they can do anything if they believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.
I teach at a Title I school in Las Vegas where more than half of our students are on free or reduced lunch.
Many of their families struggle just to make ends meet. You would never know it from the passion and enthusiasm they show each morning when they come to our classroom. They want to be here because they know that if they give their best, they can achieve anything in life.
Students tend to struggle with abstract concepts, most notably fractions. There are some students who just can't wrap their head around the concept of partial numbers at such a young age. There are times that I have to give the students multiple opportunities to view fractions and these tools will allow me to help those types of learners.
Kids love math manipulatives and I want to help my kids love math.
There's something about dry erase boards that kids love and when I use them in my classroom, my students are actually eager to participate in my math lessons. Half the battle is getting the students to buy in, so having these manipulatives would be a great help in achieving that most difficult of chores. The Magnetic Base Ten set will give the kids an opportunity to see numbers in action. We can use these blocks in a variety of ways for both whole numbers and decimals later on in the year. The fact that they are magnetic is awesome because I can turn what was once previously wasted space (the backs of my library) into an interactive learning center.
They can then transfer those skills into a center that is built around the Write and Wipe boards. Those boards will provide a very relaxing opportunity for my class to do their math practice, away from the pressures of answer questions in a whole group setting. I want my class to be able to get their practice in, but to do so in a way that removes stress from their lives. These materials will allow that to happen.
|AA652 - Building Math Skills Write & Wipe Boards - Gr. 3-5 - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$23.99||2||$47.98|
|TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$23.19||2||$46.38|
|PP863 - Fraction Number Lines Write & Wipe Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$29.99||1||$29.99|
|DD135 - Magnetic Base Ten Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$8.99||3||$26.97|
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