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Jerry Webster

More Christmas Math

By December 17, 2012

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I don't know if any of you tried my "Spooky Math" in October, but it was a big hit with my class.  I would hand out whiteboards and markers and have the students write the math sentences that went with the silly stories I would make up:

"Two ghosts were playing hide and seek in the cemetery when three witches came and asked to play.  How many were playing hide and seek?"

It's taken me a little longer to create "Jingle Math" to do the same thing.  The ability to assign the correct operation is one of the "Math Practices" standards in the new Common Core State Standards.  By using a theme, manipulatives and an alternate means of recording their "math sentence" I find my kids looked at "Spooky Math" as something fun.   Hope your students can enjoy it as well!

 

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