Help me give my students rekenreks that will last to build their understanding of numbers. Currently we have homemade rekenreks in the classroom, but they are falling apart. These will last for years to come!
As a math teacher, I get to work with entire grade levels by co-teaching lessons and working with small groups of students. My students are extremely hard working and come into math with a positive attitude. I have worked to instill a growth mindset in my students. This has helped students be open to learning new content and trying new strategies. Despite any challenges students may be facing, they demonstrate perseverance and give their absolute best.
My students are a diverse group who are continuing to learn about perseverance by problem solving using math manipulatives.
My students are more engaged and demonstrate a stronger understanding of the content when hands-on manipulatives or visuals are used. The students especially enjoy learning through inquiry, games, and working with peers.
Rekenreks allow students to see numbers as groups of 5 and 10. Students are able to use these to add, subtract, and solve for variables. We have homemade rekenreks and as they are used they are starting to fall apart. By having store bought rekenreks, students would be able to continually use this tool for years to come.
Rekenreks will provide my intervention students the visual tool they need to solve math problems.
This will not only allow for accuracy but it will also build student confidence. When students have a tool or visual to help them, they feel more comfortable with the math problems they are presented.
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