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Imagine being able to teach

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Imagine being able to teach students Common Core Math concepts using a hands-on approach. Don't make students memorize a concept, help them understand the concepts. The AIMS Education Foundation has produced 9 grade level specific activities bundles each aligned to the CCSS for math. You can get free samples here:
http://www.aimsedu.org/landings/ccmoffer.html

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Katrica, I'm so glad you

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Katrica, I'm so glad you found it helpful! I love gallery walks. It's motivating because students know that someone aside from the teacher will be looking at their work!

3rd grade teacher from Roselle, New Jersey

I loved this blog. I got so

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I loved this blog. I got so many ideas just from reading it that I could do with my students in Math class. I never thought of using the chart paper and having a gallery walk. I think that I always feel tied to the textbook even though I try to incorporate other activities within the lesson.

I am definitely going to try this because I like that fact that the students get to collaborate together to try to come up with the ten different ways to solve the problem. I also like the gallery walk because it gives the students the opportunity to see the solutions the other students came up with that they may have overlooked.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Exactly, Jessica. Kids can

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Exactly, Jessica. Kids can only sit for so long! (adults too!)

I loved your idea of doing a

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I loved your idea of doing a gallery walk and allowing students to make corrections to their classmates' work. I am always looking for a way to get my students out of their seats and moving around during a lesson.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Thanks. I think we sometimes

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Thanks. I think we sometimes underestimate our kids. I am always happily surprised!

teaching credential student (single subject, chemistry)

Fascinating experiment in

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Fascinating experiment in teaching this standard, Mary Beth. Rather than simply showing the students the myriad of ways to solve a given problem using the various properties associated with multiplication, addition, and subtraction, you challenge them to come up with a variety of ways to solve for the answer based on existing knowledge. This seems like a great idea to spark the creative thought process needed in problem solving.

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