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Math Wall Presentation

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Math Wall Presentation

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

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