Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How problem solving posters can help your students in math

There are so many things to hang up in your math classroom. So WHY do you need to hang up problem solving posters too?

How can problem solving posters help your students succeed in math? These posters are great for showing your students different ways to solve a math problem.

Teaching math today is not what it used to be when I started teaching 20 years ago. How I miss those days. Math today involves so much more critical thinking and problem solving than the simple one-step problems when I was in school. We have to teach our students how to problem solve. We have to teach our students how to rethink a problem when they first don't get the solution.

I have found in solving problems in math, many students don't know where to even start.

That's when problem solving posters can really come in handy.

Included are 16 problem solving posters which can hung around the room or even printed out 4 to a page for students to glue in their math notebooks.

I am big on modeling how to do things, so I would model each of these strategies for my students with a sample problem. Students have seen some of these strategies before, but they honestly don't know how to use them themselves.

How can problem solving posters help your students succeed in math? These posters are great for showing your students different ways to solve a math problem.

How can problem solving posters help your students succeed in math? These posters are great for showing your students different ways to solve a math problem.

I also really like poster on mistakes. I think kids need to know that mistakes aren't bad. Not bad at all. Mistakes are ok and not something to be ashamed for...after all that's why God invented erasers!

This idea is from Math Equals Love and she has a lot of good problem solving ideas.


What are your favorite strategies to improve your students' problem solving skills in math?



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

State Research Projects

Does the word "RESEARCH" invoke fear? Anxiety? Uneasiness? Panic? Terror?

Especially when it comes to having your students research?

I have something that will take the fear and anxiety away!

Do you have your students research about different states? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These student-friendly posters are perfect for students to display their state research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

Do you have your students research different states?

This will make research fun and enjoyable for your students. REALLY!

Here's what some students had to say about my Country Research Project Posters.

"Perfect! Really helped my kids stay organized and asking the right questions."

"Love this resource. My kids truly enjoyed researching their country of choice"

"I used this for a school-wide Heritage Day event. This was a great supplemental resource for my students' projects. I loved the layout and it helped guide them in their research. Thank you!"

Do you have your students research about different states? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These student-friendly posters are perfect for students to display their state research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

I wanted to create something that was student-friendly, making it super easy for students to figure out what to specifically research. Many times if you have students research something they have NO idea where to start. This resource gives them a really good place to start.

Do you have your students research about different states? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These student-friendly posters are perfect for students to display their state research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

Do you have your students research about different states? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These student-friendly posters are perfect for students to display their state research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

All 50 states are included.

I also included a student-friendly bibliography page so students can cite all their sources.

Do you have your students research about different states? Looking for a unique way for students to display their research? These student-friendly posters are perfect for students to display their state research! And they look fabulous on a classroom bulletin board or hallway display!

They fit in a lot of information within these two papers! And what's great is that they look perfect on a big 12x18 piece of construction paper and displayed on a bulletin board or in the hallway!

I also have the same kind of research projects for countries. Check them out HERE.





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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why use choice boards?

Have you ever used choice boards in your classroom?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE using choice boards with my students.

Here are my TOP 10 reasons why I love using choice boards in my classroom.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

I use choice boards in every subject, with several different grade levels.

Here's an example of some of my choice boards in math, reading, and science.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

A big reason I love using them is that they work with students of different abilities. For students that are struggling somewhat, I might pair them up with a partner and narrow down the choices to 2 or 3 instead of 9. For my higher students, they love the freedom in being able to do more creative projects. Some of the stuff they have come up with is amazing. I just love seeing their creativity shine through.

Here are some of the choice board projects that my third grade students have created. They absolutely loved working on them and creating them.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

These students created little books on the rain forest.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

She created a foldable and designed it all herself.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

She wrote about the different connections she made while reading.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

This student created a poster on multiplication and explained it in her own words and used pictures.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

She created a math quiz on multiplication. The answer key was included as well.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

I also use them for spelling homework and vocabulary practice. My students and parents loved them! I use many of the same activities and rotate them throughout the year so that they could feel confident in the activities but still have choice.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

Have you ever used choice boards? If so, what do you like about them?



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