Renee developed a math routine similar to The 2 Sisters’ Daily 5/CAFE and shared a lot of great math centers ideas on her blog, The Reading Corner. This is a great way to incorporate literacy into your math centers. Check out her post here.
One of the math activities that Renee shared is a math “Question of the Day”. This is a great classroom procedure that encourages students to conduct a survey, graph results, share opinions, build classroom culture, and to communicate about math!
Doris Young has a great blog and posted an activity that encourages students to think about the purpose for graphing. So, if you are graphing with your students and teaching them that graphs are used to track information, I encourage you to take a look at Doris’ post. She got her students to think deeper about graphing and then to analyze their graphs. The students wrote their mathematical thinking in a thought bubble above a picture of themselves. Doris posted the graphs, the pictures, and the thought bubbles on the bulletin board for the class to see and discuss.
View her blog here.
View this activity here.