Last summer, I decided to look at a program that I had hanging around for a few years. . . I had used parts of it in the past, but didn't really incorporate the whole system as I was
The program is called Mathematics As A Teachable Moment and was a resource developed in my province by a very talented man named Trevor Calkins. To make a very long explanation/introduction short . . . I LOVE his way of teaching math. I think I will have to spend a number of blogs going through all the specific things I do during our math time, but I will let you know that my hour long daily math block goes by sooo fast and we cover so many concepts through the variety of routine activities we do daily that it is awesome . . it's one of those 'where have you been all of my life' kind of things.
If you're interested in brain-based learning, meeting the needs of all learners, want to know how you can meet all your state/province standards, or you're just plain curious, check out the above website and stay tuned as i attempt to share how the program is working in my classroom. :)