I don't know about you, but I work hard to make sure my students "get it" and will take it "beyond the test".
So, what's a teacher to do? This is a large reason ive created things like my "Summer Sizzler" and also do a 2-week Math Camp.
What's Math Camp, you ask? Well, it's a M/W camp that I've set up for my students to focus on the four biggest concepts they should have mastered for the next school year.
For example, I dedicate June to grades 4-6 (completed) and July to geades 7-9 (completed). Each day, we spend 90 minutes on a focused concept like multiplication favts, fractions, or equations. We reinforce through games, drills and exercising our problem solving skills.
Heres a few snapshots from this past camp:
|Two students playing "Fraction War"|
|Two students using spatial reasoning and problem solving to "pack their suitcase"|
I am putting my math lab activities together for a convienent, easy download and will post when its finished :) Have a great rest of your summer and comment as to what you've done that's successful!