Wonder why you should work with number dot cards or work on estimation? Check out this quote: ""We discovered that a child's ability to quickly estimate how many things are in a group significantly correlates with that child's performance in school math for every single year, reaching all the way back to when he or she was in kindergarten," Halberda said."
Detailed description of how to teach with visual representations and number strings!
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Use Visual Patterns as the basis of math talks. How are the patterns growing? What change do you notice? What is the math rule for the pattern?
Build number sense by challenging students to estimation daily!
There are three puzzles ... mobiles illustrating solving equations, who am I number puzzles, and mystery grids. The problems are increasing in difficulty. Use these in math centers, for extensions, and challenge students to create their own puzzles!
Grades 6-9 44 activities ... if you are looking for ready made pattern activities ... check out Volumes 1, 2, and 3! Help your students discover the power of pattern recognition in problem solving. Problems are drawn from athletics, board games, and magic squares, as well as from science, geometry, probability, and number theory.