I have the pleasure of linking up with several wonderful math bloggers for a month long holiday hop. We are excited because each day you can read something from each blogger, their post will go live on the day that is on the calendar.
Sometimes giving back means helping those around you stay sane during hectic times. Sometimes all you need is a silly video to make you smile. Be sure to show this one to your students to give them a good laugh during this stressful holiday season. I guarantee you will crack up!
A Math Tip
One of our school district’s stresses right now is finding math interventions that will work to increase student success. I’ve been scouring the internet looking for something to help our most struggling students with problem solving. I love Intervention Central, so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon Guided Problem Solving. The approach is to teach a 7 step problem solving process. In addition to that the interventionist makes the students say their thoughts, ask questions and check their thinking along the way. The best part is that you could use this approach in several settings, 1 on 1, small group or even as a whole class. That leads me to my gift to you, because maybe you’d like to try it out:
A Free Gift
I created a cheat sheet (for the student) and a progress monitoring tool (for the teacher) for running this intervention. My plan is to teach it for four days, and then progress monitor on the 5th day. Click on the image/table below to download it from Google Docs.
You can get other tips from other great math bloggers by following along this blog hop. You are sure to find something you like. You can head over to Jen’s blog, Runde’s Room tomorrow!
I love that video! It reminds me in both looks and attitude of a student I had a few years ago. That one was so challenging!