Sunday, September 30, 2012
Math Stretch Numbers 1-121
I was very fortunate to attend Laney Sammon's Guided Math session for our district's institute day. One of the big ideas we discussed were "math stretches." A math stretch is a way to get the children thinking about math when they walk into the classroom in the morning. A group of first grade teachers and I developed a math stretch based on the first grade Common Core objective of being able to start at any number and count on. Attached is a grid we created. The idea is to make it larger so that each student can write a missing number on the chart. Then when we get together, I can ask the children: What patterns did you noticed? What information helped you choose the number you wrote in the box?