Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Math with Graphic Organizers!

Today, for Math, I printed out the 'math facts' graphic organizer sheets from this website:

For example, the “facts that add up to 4” page: Instead of working from the ‘bottom up’ and having Kelsey review by completing the math equations, I want to have her think ‘top down’ and come up with the equations herself! This is just a twist on the standard way we did Math in school. The ‘worksheet’ actually looks really cool as it has the number four in the middle of the page surrounded by cute shapes where the equations can be added.

It allows her to be a little more creative! Instead of finding the answers, she’s going to give the questions!

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. -Roger Lewin

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