Engagement: Did you miss out on #mathphotoaday in May? No worries! There’s #mathphotoaday for June! Using Twitter or Instagram or blog posts, have students find and take pictures that match the daily words/phrases! Use the hashtag to see what other students are finding worldwide!
Critical Thinking: Trying to find creative ways to embed math skills/facts into learning, but the students who need the practice are sick of flash cards and rote learning? All you need is a pack of dominos and these six simple domino games. Change the type of domino used (double 6, double 9, double 18) and you can change the depth of critical thinking too!
Connections: Early in 2013, the NYC Department of Education challenged software developers to “submit apps and games that enhance math teaching and learning, and engagement for middle schools: a new or existing gap app that helps fill the gap in middle school math students’ skills, interests and motivation. Apps can address the gap by improving middle school math outcomes or by enhancing educator collaboration, classroom communication and management, or engagement.” Keeping in mind that the apps created mesh with US curriculum, check out the awesome winners collection here! My faves include the Mathalicious app, Fraction Planet, and Woot Math.
Ressources en Français: Avez-vous manquez #mathphotoaday au mois de Mai? Il y a # mathphotoaday pour Juin! Utilisez Twitter ou Instagram ou un blog, et demandez aux élèves de trouver et prendre des photos qui correspondent à des mots/expressions quotidiennes! Utilisez le hashtag pour voir ce que les autres étudiants trouvent dans le monde!