Presentation on theme: "Math Menus: A Recipe for Developing Number Sense (Grades 3-5) Elizabeth Ward, PhD Elisabeth Johnston, PhD Wendi Earnheart Jessica Walls Amanda Wright."— Presentation transcript:
Math Menus: A Recipe for Developing Number Sense (Grades 3-5) Elizabeth Ward, PhD Elisabeth Johnston, PhD Wendi Earnheart Jessica Walls Amanda Wright
Math Menus What is a math menu? A way “to provide learning activities that can include problems, games, and investigations that students work on independently” Required and optional tasks are given Within a menu students are able to make choices of the optional tasks What is the purpose of math menus? A way to give ownership of learning to the student New concepts can be explored Review older concepts Marilyn Burns, About Teaching Mathematics A K-8 Resource (Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions, 2007) p. 60.
Why Math Menus? 1.Can’t see the forest for the trees 2.Students stay engaged in mathematics 3.Lowers affective filter 4.Lots of fun-for the students and you
Activities for Addition/Subtraction/Estimation Menu 1.Shopping with $10 2.Krypto
Illuminations website http://illuminations.nctm.org/ Flip 5 cards, 6 th is the target number Basic and advanced version