Monday, April 20, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 16

The Good:
The big NCTM math conference was in Boston this year, which meant we got to go. Shifra and I attended two days and it was fun going to sessions, hitting up the expo (free stuff!), and hearing all about the latest "trends" in math education.

The Random:
I have a marker fairy in my class. At least once a day, I find my white board markers in some formation...

The Fun:
We're spending the next few weeks on the various times tables for multiplication. I have a ton of fun centers planned to learn the facts in fun ways versus just drilling them. We even practiced our multiples by playing hopscotch!


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21 thoughts on the matter:

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I love the marker faerie. I like when kids do things like that because it reassures me that they are always thinking.

4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

Math + Fairies = FUN!!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

I love the mug - my son would be all over that. What a great week Tamar!!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Love those marker fairies! Looks like a great conference. You do so many fun learning activities with the kids!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

very cute about the marker fairy! Simon does things like that with his markers!

Out And About Global said... {Reply}

I love markers--and the kids in our classroom like to play with them as well.

Kim said... {Reply}

That mug is hysterical! All of it. I don't understand any of that! Glad you had a great time at the conference!

21 Wits said... {Reply}

Super-duper cool a Math trip, Boston, fairies and just good old random numbers fun!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Where were you when my daughter was lost/stuck/bored/frustrated in math class??!!!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Making math fun for the kids is really important and I'm glad that teachers nowadays find different ways of presenting / teaching maths, instead of just straight drilling.

renae said... {Reply}

Great Pics Tamar!!!

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Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

What a fun marker fairie! Love the hopscotch idea too.

Leovi said... {Reply}

Very nice! I love the photos of your pen !!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Ah hopscotch! My childhood is rushing back to me! Have a great week:)

Unknown said... {Reply}

Fun times! I'd love to know some of the math games you are using. My 3rd grader is in the middle of learning his multiplication facts and adding some fun stuff in always makes things more interesting.

Nicki said... {Reply}

I almost get the hives when I think 'math'. Sounds like you had a good time learning new and fun techniques and the kids look like they are enjoying the lessons.

Kmcblackburn said... {Reply}

Your a Marker Fairy cracks me up!

Ohmydearests said... {Reply}

oh my! your classroom looks like FUN! x

packmom said... {Reply}

Looks like a really fun math week. The marker fairy is cool.

Linda said... {Reply}

It's good to see math made fun!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Hopscotch certainly sounds like a fun way to learn math!