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  • 1. Math Wall Lori Hoy Elementary Math District Program Leader for Intermediate Classrooms
  • 2. What is a Math Wall ?
      • Interactive, skill-building tool
      • More than just a “word wall”
          • Manipulatives
          • Diagrams
          • Charts
          • Examples
          • Student work
      • “ Math Walls are a living part of a classroom …they are interactive,
      • ever-changing, and grow or adapt to meet the students’ needs.”
      • – Jennifer Brokofsky
      • Teacher & Instructional Specialist
  • 3. Purpose of a Math Wall
    • Focuses student learning
    • Makes connections to eligible content & concepts
    • Encourages use & application of academic language
    • Promotes differentiated instruction
    • Spirals back to previously taught concepts
    • Assesses skills: formative & summative
  • 4. Placement of the Math Wall
      • Stationary bulletin board in front/rear
      • Portable/movable bulletin board
      • Area where all students can be gathered
  • 5. Math Wall Components
    • Word Problem of the Day
    • Probability Concepts
    • Numbers & Operations Concepts
    • Algebraic Concepts (Hands-On Equations®)
    • Academic Vocabulary
    • Patterns
  • 6. More Components
    • Number line (positives, negatives)
    • Geometry Concepts
    • Graphing
    • Measurement Concepts
    • Calculator Use
    • Math puzzles (Ken Ken, 24 Game)
  • 7. Be Creative !
    • Organize to meet needs of students & teacher
    • Use everyday items