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Lesson Objective:Students rotate through a series of tasks identifying patterns. Questions to Consider:Although not formally taught until high school functions, how do Fibonacci sequences engage students in understanding number patterns?How does this... lesson provide for natural differentiation?What preparation is key to implement this activity in your classroom?
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Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows a variety of math games to improve math skills. There are two levels of play, primary and middle grade. These card games make learning math facts fun. The game is for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division p...ractice. The cards used in the game would be easy to make. Video is of good quality and the game is a good idea for parents and teachers.[more]

Why not use a treasure hunt to put the fun back into problem-solving? They believe putting the fun back into math is a key factor in helping students to enjoy and gain maximum benefit from their lessons. Students work in groups. Clues are hidden arou...nd rooms in envelopes. Clues are in envelopes and are differentiated by needs of groups. Work is checked by teachers. This is a great resource to teach students to take ownership of their work and provide real life, authentic application of mathematical concepts. (2:46)[more]

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Lesson Objective:Students work in groups to understand and solve equations. Questions to Consider:How does the simple use of a timer or stop watch enhance the activity?How is this "memorization activity" more effective than typical rote memory activi...ties?Notice how this activity sets the stage for student discourse and group problem-solving
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Lesson Objective: Students compete in groups receiving hints but not the answers. Questions to Consider: What is Mr. Morris's role during this activity?What is the purpose of probing questions?How does Mr. Morris use the spreadsheet to motivate stude...nts?How does he wrap up the day's lesson with the whole class?
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This video shows how to make your own math poke-a-fact game. This could be used as a center game for addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. and any grade level. Facts go on one side and answer on the other with holes punched by problem and answe...r. Students work in pairs to quiz each other. This is an easy and cheap resource for the busy teacher. (3:44)[more]

This video discusses a variety of math games that can be played using "dice in dice" from Learning Resources. Many of the activities would be easily completed using regular dice. (2:48)

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