I am delighted to introduce you to one of the smartest bloggers I know! Dr. Penny from Teach The Math is my guest for the Blog Swap and Hop. You're gonna love her. I just know it. Remember, I'm off visiting a blogger friend myself. So when you've finished here, please hop on over to A Special Kind of Class (I'll leave her button at the bottom so you can find it)
These same strategy building skills are critical to future mathematical success. Don't underestimate the power of having simple, but fun math games as part of your math curriculum. And don't be so quick to put the games away. Encourage your students to keep playing them, again and again. I created a free set of fun and easy games for you to use in your classroom. I've included them in the link below. Just print the gameboards, provide dot cubes, and your students are ready to play. Challenge your students to play these games again and again, and see what strategies they will develop in the process.
I hope you enjoy using them with your class and be sure to visit my blog for other fun and easy to use math ideas!
Thanks so much for reading along!
Dr. Penny Messick is an Instructional Specialist with the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). She spent 25 years teaching K-2 and is a strong supporter of inquiry based learning. She spends most of her days providing resources and professional development for elementary teachers across south Alabama. Penny blogs at www.teachthemath.com. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Ok!!! Don't forget to check out the rest of the bloggers hopping today! There's sure to be plenty of great ideas and some special treats to collect along the way. I'll see you over at A Special Kind of Class.
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