More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
VersaTiles for Critical Thinking and Hands-on Learning
Help me give my students a class set of Math VersaTiles to facilitate hands-on learning and critical thinking.
My school is a Title I school with a significant percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The mobility rate has always been high, but over the last five years it has increased dramatically. Our school is a safe haven where students are fed, clothed, and cared for above all else.
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher." (Elbert Hubbard.) This quote reflects my goal as a teacher, to create independent learners.
Each morning I am eagerly greeted by an amazing and diverse group of students, who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Many of my students are struggling to cope with the multifaceted dilemmas of living in poverty.
Despite their obstacles, the one thing that I see in all their eyes is an eagerness to learn. They hang on every word I say, and even beg to stay after school to do more work. My goal is to provide them with educational experiences that will sustain and promote this sense of curiosity and desire for lifelong learning.
With this VersaTiles math kit I will be able to provide an opportunity for students to work independently and self-check their answers.
Students will work independently and in small groups to practice standards and skills that are being taught in the classroom, review previously taught skills, and enrichment activities to challenge students.
VersaTiles require students to think outside the box and allow them to self-check, further promoting student-centered learning. VersaTiles combine the challenge of a puzzle with standards-aligned math skill practice. These activities will be a wonderful addition to our classroom and have a great impact on my students' hands on learning.
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