|Students using a pre-made board game but with questions they wrote (in both English and Spanish)
As I had mentioned before my math period works following the workshop model (including technology, games, partner work and work with me); however, there IS a curriculum I follow called Math Trailblazers. The curriculum is entirely written in Spanish and even though I am not too fond of set lessons, I am pretty surprised at the way the lessons develop. The lessons are pretty engaging and there are TONS of hands-on experiments that children do throughout the year to learn about averages, volume, mass, multiplication, and more.
Our math night centers around our students and how THEY take ownership of the experiments/presentations they do for visitors (parents, parents from other classrooms, friends, family, etc). This year I was not sure what to expect so I let my students guide me as to what they had done before (off course I asked questions and admin was great with support), but I wanted ‘primary sources’ (no pun intended!). We brainstormed a few things and after days of work, we were able to pull it off. And since I am a big believer that pictures speak louder than words, here are a few for you to see.
|Charts with the different steps parents/visitors had to follow|
|A student working on questions for a game|
|Adding the final details|
Do you have math night at your school? If so, what do you do? I would love to hear.