A Day in Our Lives
The first thing we do when coming into Mrs. Hill's room is get out our homework from the night before. Mrs. Hill checks to make sure we at least tried every problem. Then we go over it as a class. Finally, we copy down our new homework.
The next thing on our schedule in math class is Mountain Math. For Mountain Math we use the overhead projector, the bulletin board with lots of different colors and problems on it, our white boards, and our Explo markers. We work different problems each day. The problems allow us to review all of the different concepts we have already learned and preview concepts we will be learning in the future.
Problem of the Day
Every day we are learning new problem solving strategies. We do this by working one word problem each day using strategies from Singapore Math. We practice solving problems drawing out solutions using unit bars. By using the unit bars we are able to easily see how to solve problems.
Every day we practice our facts with a Whiz Quiz: a strip of paper with 20 problems related to one set of facts (2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, or 9's). If we pass, we get to move on to the next set of facts. If we don't, we have to write what is circled 5 times each for homework.
Finally we are ready to work. This is when Mrs. Hill teaches us new concepts and when we get to practice what we have learned. We work in partners and groups. Mrs. Hill uses PowerPoint presentations, videos, games, and the internet to help us gain all we need to be successful in math.