Mistakes Matter

In the Jo Boaler class, https://mondaymathmessage.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/summer-professional-development/ we are learning about the importance of mistakes when learning mathematics.  Making and correcting mistakes that involve deep thinking actually causes more synapses to grow in the brain.  We were asked to design a poster for our classroom that will help students see the value of mistakes and let students know that mistakes are OK, even expected.  My poster is interactive.  Students and adults will use post-it notes to add their mistakes and new understanding to the poster.  Mistakes Poster


A Game for Number Word Sequences

I found a game called Up and Down the Number Line http://talesfromak-1classroom.blogspot.com/2011/04/more-from-daily-5-math.html

I have a student who needs to work on Forward and Backward Number Word sequences through the teens and beyond.  I am attaching a game board with three different sequences that can be modified based on the needs of your student. I decided to use a die with just 1, 2, and 3 to make it easier for the students to keep track of the number of moves as they say the sequences.  You can also give students more support by using transparent counters instead of pennies.  Click the link for game boards and directions.

Up And Down The Number Line