Help me give my students math manipulatives so that they can work with multiplication and division problems and work them out. Having something in their hands to help them figure out what 7X7 is would be beneficial.
Every morning, I wake up excited to see the smiling faces of my students as they walk into my room ready to share how their nights went or how their mornings went! Many of my students lack the materials they need to help them be successful in school. Sometimes, it's just the right tools which are needed to make schools exciting and fun for everyone. My school is entirely free breakfast and lunch because of the economic status of our families.
With time constraints happening all throughout the schools and every minute of the school day being planned out, students are struggling.
Students are struggling to stay focused and engaged. It is crucial to have an outlet for them so that they can still be focused on their work. Many of my students are coming to me below grade level when it comes to reading and I am in need of books at their level. These materials would make a huge change in my classroom!
Many of my students are way below grade level when it comes to math. Trying to teach them multiplication, division and fractions is quite difficult when they are still struggling to add and subtract numbers. Using hands on materials will help them not only count the objects but will help them visually to see what the right answer is.
Having something to physically move as they are making groups of 7 or 6 will help them understand the relationships between multiplication and addition as well as multiplication and division.
Seeing the groups laid out before them will help them process the information better and build and understanding.
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