Making Numeracy Visible
School Wide Math Challenges
Weekly or monthly school wide numeracy challenges give students a chance to engage with mathematics beyond the pages of their notebooks and their classroom walls. School wide problems, reasoning or estimation challenges help to establish a common mathematical language, heighten student engagement and connect school math learning to the real world. Here are some ideas and examples of school-wide math challenges.
Which One Doesn’t Belong Challenges
Weekly ‘Which One doesn’t Belong challenges are a simple way to get students talking and reasoning about math. They are accessible for students at all levels and encourage flexible and critical thinking. Remember…there should be at least one reason why each item does not belong. Take a look at these examples from Sarah Thompson School.
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