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  • Velicia Everett's Progress Log

    Posted by Velicia Everett on October 2, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Goal 1: Incorporate the use of low floor, high ceiling activities in each unit of study.

    Goal 2: Incorporate spiraling into classwork and station activities.

    Goal 3: Use problems to introduce concepts.

    Goal 4: Read Becoming The Math Teacher You Wish You Had.

    Goal 5: Create digital activities to go with each unit.

    Goal 6: Focus on creating mathematically literate students.

    Kyle Pearce replied 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Jon

    October 4, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Great goals here Velicia. One wonder is where in your unit plan or daily plan do you see the low floor/high ceiling tasks fitting in?

    • Velicia Everett

      October 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      I have worked out doing different activities each day as a bell ringer.  

      Monday: Which One Doesn’t Belong? (WODB?)

      Tuesday: Estimation 180

      Wednesday: Visual Patterns

      Thursday: Same and Different

      Friday: Would You Rather

      I am working tiered tasks to match each strand. 

      • Kyle Pearce

        October 19, 2019 at 1:53 pm

        Hi @VeliciaEverett

        Loving your schedule here. Looks like a good lineup to build classroom culture.

        Once you find that your classroom culture has built enough trust, risk-taking, discourse, you might consider swapping out one or more of those bell ringers with some math talks (i.e.: Number Talks by Sherry Perrish or Minilessons by Cathy Fosnot) to really hone in on number fluency. 

        Minilessons are my new favourite and both my students AND I learn something new each time I use them.

        Also curious about your low-floor / high-ceiling tasks… while warm-ups do have a low floor, I wonder if @Jon is referring to tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving…