Elementary Math Distance Learning Suggestions
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Synchronous Activity Suggestions (60 minutes)
Fluency (10 minutes)
Select fluency activities from Eureka that will prepare students for the day's lesson & address any gaps
Incorporate movement during this fluency time!
Fun Activity Suggestions:
- Build fluency questions in Kahoot
- Use a grade level GoNoodle Math activity
- Create a scavenger hunt
- Display a problem on the screen, and have students run to find the object that matches the answer in less than 30 seconds.
Concept Development (20 minutes)
Do not skip the conceptual and pictorial pieces of the lessons
- Use online math tools/manipulatives or math simulations
- Teach students how to access and use online tools! (link them directly to your Canvas page)
- Have students share their screens to show the tools and explain their thinking
Powerpoints are available on the Eureka Teacher Corner to support your instruction
Use the whiteboard or annotate feature in Zoom to write on the screen!
Note: Students may not have this feature.
Students can draw on their screens!
- Load templates or blank pages in Kami
- Use Google Draw and the scribble tool
- Have students share their screens to show and explain their thinking
Use breakout rooms frequently during lessons to give students the opportunity to "turn and talk" and verbally share their thinking with peers!
Independent & Collaborative Practice (20 minutes)
Have students work on Must-Do problems from the Problem Set.
- 10 minutes maximum
- Consider having students work in breakout rooms to collaborate with peers
Do you want students to do the Application Problem synchronously or asynchronously?
If you have centers/games that you have used in class and know work with students, adapt them for online learning!
- Display games/puzzles on your screen
- Have students work in groups/teams and have a competition
- Use the whiteboard or annotate feature in Zoom to write on the screens and mark game spaces for students
- Hold small guided group sessions or use “breakout rooms” to create smaller groups during games
Work with a small group in breakout rooms while other groups collaborate
Debrief (10 minutes)
Choose questions to ask that will get students to talk about their learning
- Sample solutions - students share correct answers and discuss strategies, representations, vocabulary
- Error analysis - identify common errors and correct students' misconceptions
- Connections - ask students to make connections between two problems from the problem set - how are they alike or different?
- Growth Mindset - what mistake did you make today and how did it help you grow?
Asynchronous Activity Suggestions (15-30 minutes)
Additional Eureka Math Components
Additional Problem Set/Homework Questions
Did you create a Kahoot for fluency practice? Have students review in self-paced mode.
Math Scavenger Hunt
Have students find objects related to what you are learning.
- 3 objects shaped like a rectangular prism
- A number with a 4 in the thousands place value
- Something that has a fraction with a denominator of 4
Online Word Problems Thinking Blocks
Let students know what type of model to practice!
Additional Resources in Spanish (from the DL Department)
Work with a small group, synchronously, providing needed supports
Intervention Time (if needed) 15-20 minutes
ST Math (Conceptual Intervention)
Play ST Math for 15-20 minutes
For Title 1 Schools, ST can be used for all students.
Bluestreak Math (Fluency Intervention)
Play for 15-20 minutes