I finally began using Mountain Math in my classroom. Right now, we are in the introductory phase and they were actually cheering to continue after a short break. I think it is the novelty of the Bulletin Board that has them hooked so far.
Below is a photo of the board.
Underneath the #24 in the small box are the pieces for an entire year. It contains the double sided cards you use to switch out problems.
|Click on the picture above to order your own Mountain Math Classroom Bulletin Board Set or the Center Set or Workbook Set.|
Let's go through each number and I will list the objectives you could assess with each one.
|1.||Identify, read, and write any given numeral.|
|Identify odd and even numbers.|
|Determine "one more than" and "one less than" and 10 more and 10 less than for any given number.|
|Use groups of ones and tens to demonstrate place value.|
|Identify the place value of a digit by its position in the ones or tens place.|
|Demonstrate place value using expanded notation.|
|2.||Read, and write a given numeral in standard form.|
|Compare any two numbers using the symbols (>), (<), (=).|
|4.||Represent whole numbers in groups of tens and ones.|
|5.||Understand subtraction as an unknown addend problem|
|Identify a missing addend.|
|Identify a missing minuend.|
|6.||Read a ruler to nearest inch.|
|7.||Read a ruler to nearest centimeter.|
9. Identify missing numbers in a sequence
Use number lines to model
10. Tell time to the hour and half hour
11. Recognize models showing 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/10
12. Demonstrate place value to 99 by using standard notation
13. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
Add within 100 by adding a two digit number and a multiple of 10
Add within 100 by adding a one digit number and a two digit number without regrouping
Add and subtract two digit numbers without regrouping
14. Represent addition and subtraction vertically
Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers without regrouping
15. Apply the Associative Property of Addition
16. Recognize and apply the Commutative Property of Addition
Understand the meaning of the equal sign
17. Recognize two dimensional and three dimensional objects in the environment (unclear about this
18. Recognize and reproduce patterns
19. Recognize and use place value to add
20. Fact Families
Understand and apply the inverse operations of addition and subtraction
21. Identify Symmetry
22. Describe and interpret data
23. Understand probability
24. Determine the value of combined pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars.
I am going to one more week working through these problems with students and gradually release them so they can complete them independently during a section of math workshop. I will have 5 sections and students will rotate through them on a daily basis, in order to, allow me time to work with small groups and do end of the year assessments.
- Math Mountain
- Math Centers
- First in math - (computer math program)
- Work with Assistant
- Work with Me
- Partner Games or Reading Math Books Together