All students are special, but I always claim that mine are #1! This year I am working with two separate groups of 3rd graders with various personalities, hopes, and dreams. I have a mixed bag of cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. The neighborhood is very family-oriented, where you can walk down the street and will be greeted with a smile and quite possibly a hello on a first name basis. My students are eager to learn and make me proud always.
Many of my students are lacking the basic fundamentals required of math.
It is near impossible to grow as a mathematician without the basic fundamentals.
This awesome kit includes various ways for my students to take a hands on approach to learning. Learning by "Doing" makes a lot of sense to many kids. There are "Math Talks" which allow the kids to talk through their work to help give a better understanding. The kit includes "Number Strings" for the kids to manipulate for counting. I know all of my kiddos learn in different ways and I want to do all I can to make it happen.
I really think that having these various resources at hand will help build up the confidence and self esteem towards math that many are lacking.
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