My fifth graders live in a primarily working class and immigrant neighborhood that is currently going through some demographic changes. Some of my students are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, and they all love to learn. They especially love project based learning, which is a staple in our classroom.
Our motto is, "The world is changing, and change starts with me." At our film and communication magnet, our students share their learning with the school community and the surrounding neighborhood as they host student film festivals, project museums, and special events like book battles.
During our math time, we attack new skills in a variety of ways. Sometimes we create folded books to explain math concepts, and sometimes we use online tools to practice math skills. What would improve our day? A new, fun way to practice the skills we are learning.
The VersaTiles learning system is a fun way for kids to practice what they've learned.
They will answer math questions from a book and check their answers using an answer panel. The panel allows them to find out which answers are correct by showing a pattern with tiles. My students don't even realize they're practicing skills because they're having fun matching the tiles. It's even better when they can work with a partner so they can improve their communication skills.
We are asking for a VersaTiles Math Kit for Fifth Grade. With this kit, my students will be able to solve problems in work stations, independently or with a partner. My students and I thank you!
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