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Calendar Math/Discovery Centers

"You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way."
-- Marvin Minsky
 

Calendar Math

 

Make every day count!

Calendar Math is a daily activity used to reinforce math concepts using the calendar. It also help students see patterns, develop algebraic thinking, and explore math relationships.

Concepts taught:
Patterns
Place Value
Graphing
Money
Fractions and MORE!

Learning Centers

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." -Chinese Proverb

Learning centers
 

Below is a list of a few Discovery Centers I have implemented in my classroom.  The students use the Discovery Centers two days a week and are adapted based on grade level.

Discovery centers promotes:
Cooperative learning
Independence
Kinesthetic learning

During Learning Center Time Mrs. Cothern will meet with small groups of students.
 

   
At the Listening Center students will listen to books on tape or CD and follow along with the book. 
The student will have a sheet in their packet to complete after finishing this center.  This promotes reading fluency and allows for me to check for reading comprehension.
 

Learning Center Game
At the Learning Games Center students will play games based on the topic we are studying in our curriculum.
Games may be for math, science, language arts, spelling, or social studies.


At the Science & Social Studies Center students will perform hands on experiments based on the topic of study.  Information about the current topic is up for the students to refer to during class along with hands on materials for the students to explore. 


At the Computer Center students will explore websites based on our unit of study.
Example websites:
www.brainpop.com
www.storyplace.org
www.readwritethink.org


At the Math Center students will complete activities involving the unit of study.
Most activities will involve manipulatives.




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