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Presentation at James Madison University for the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference on “Flexing Your Number Skills”, incorporating movement into mathematics for higher student retention rate, based on proven Action Based Learning Research using Storyboarding and PowerPoint for live presentations.

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### Shape up and flex your number skills

1. 1. Shape Up and Flex Your Number Skills<br />Presented by <br />Summer Lannan<br />and <br />Sandy Wilson<br />Title 1 Math Specialists, Bellwood Elementary<br />
2. 2. Today’s Statistics: <br /><ul><li>According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 16 % of children and adolescents ages 6-19 years are overweight.
3. 3. The National School Board Association reports that childhood obesity has nearly quadrupled among 6-11 year olds and tripled among 12-19 year olds over the past 4 decades.
4. 4. 88% of Chesterfield County students have passed their math SOL tests for 2008-2009 school year. However, the Bellwood Elementary passing rate is 83%. State standards require us to accomplish 100% by 2014.
5. 5. According to action based learning, movement helps to increase brain activity.
6. 6. So why not do movement in mathematics!</li></li></ul><li>Bellwood ElementarySchool Overview<br />482 students with diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.<br />Math SOL scores (below county)<br /> 3rd Grade 5th Grade<br /> 77% 2009 89% 2009<br /> 78% 2008 85% 2008<br /> 79% 2007 88% 2007<br /> 91% 2006 84% 2006<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />3<br />
7. 7. Analyzing DataList what we do at Bellwood.<br />1 hour math model<br />Calendar math<br />Small groups<br />Specialists plan with grade level teams<br />Math Night, Muffins 4 Math at Bellwood and Food Lion Family Math Night<br />Recess/Lunch Remediation<br />Study Island<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />4<br />
8. 8. What ELSE Can We Do?<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />5<br />Action Based Learning<br />www.actionbasedlearning.com<br />Brain science strongly supports the link of movement to learning. <br />
9. 9. Rigor and Relevance<br />
10. 10. Incorporate Math and PE2008<br />Doug Hesser was already beginning to incorporate math into PE by having students skip count while jump roping, adding while throwing, and multiplying while playing basketball<br />We decided to work together and collaborate more math and PE activitiesin our SOL grade levels.<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />7<br />
11. 11. Place Value-3rd Grade<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />8<br />
12. 12. Implementing Movement into the Mathematics Class<br />Hula Hoop Activities<br />Fitness Stations with dice<br />Geometry Simon Says<br />Super Inch Number Line<br />Patterning with movement<br />Recess Remediation with math<br />
13. 13. Fraction/Decimal Hula Hoop<br />Hula Hoop<br />
14. 14. Any Volunteers!Directions:1. You will be getting into teams.2. The first person in each team will run/walk fast to the hula hoops and make a match, go back to your line. 3. Next person goes until all participants have a match.4. Go over matches with the class. <br />
15. 15. Flash CardsHow to REALLY use them!<br />
16. 16. Now It Is Your Turn?<br />Each person will be split into teams. <br />Those teams will need to relay to the hula hoops and try to find one card from the first hula hoop that has the same product/quotient as a card from the other hula hoop. <br />
17. 17. Math Stations<br />
18. 18. Mathematics in Action StationsStudents were asked to rotate in small groups to 4 stations, and were timed for 1 minute for 3 different attempts. They recorded their data on recording sheets. This raw data was then used to create a graph and calculate mean, median, mode, and range later in the classroom as an extension activity. The mathematic skills that students put into practice through this activity were: Recording data, graphing, calculating mean, median, mode, and range. “Math Fitness Fun Day” was an example of using mathematics for a real life purpose.<br />
19. 19. “Hippee Hula Hoops” in 1 minute “Jivin’Jump Ropes” in 1 minute <br />
20. 20. “Cram Those Crunches” in 1 minute“Loopy Leg Lunges” in 1 minute<br />
21. 21. The Presidential Physical Fitness Award<br />Miss Strang decided to take math stations to a whole new level and create fitness folders using the Presidential Physical Fitness criteria used in middle school.<br />Students created goals and each month we have one fitness Friday in which our 5th graders participate in physical fitness math stations.<br />
22. 22. Karate Math<br />
23. 23. SMS Focus for this year!VOCABULARY<br />This year we needed to incorporate more vocabulary instruction into mathematics. Our students were missing SOL questions, due to lack of vocabulary knowledge. <br />SO. . . . What did we do!<br />
24. 24. Vocabulary Sorts using Movements!<br />We were already doing word sorts in word study for language arts. <br />We decided to take this premises and incorporate this into math but add more movement. <br />Students are given a word or a definition, they must move around the room to find their partner. They are timed to see how long it takes. We do this each day to see if we can improve our time. <br />
25. 25. Conclusion<br />www.brainybetty.com<br />22<br />