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Great for brain breaks and to get kids feeling like they can do great things.
The 3 Act Math format was developed by Dan Meyer. A short video clip to hook students into a thinking prompt. They are asked What they wonder and notice about the clip, and then asked what information would you need to find this. Best uses are for re-engagement of a topic already taught for spiraling. I can come in and model a lesson for you and your students if want.
Which would you rather have? Make your choice and justify your reasoning using mathematics. Use of the proper mathematics vocabulary and discourse in the room adds engagement. When students are engaged they are motivated.
Math humor and cartoons. Search endless topics and use as students enter the room, for variety to your everyday routine. The weeks before testing can be stressful, so why not add some humor to the routine. Enjoy searching for the perfect cartoon.
Math cartoons highlighting the funnier side of math - math, humor, math gifts, teacher gifts, math calendar, math greeting card, Great way to have kids enter a discussion without any prompting by you. Learning happens by them explaining joke to one another. Guaranteed to make you think.