Last week, I spotted a blog post about journaling on the math standards.

*Unfortunately, I can no longer recall where I read it, so please let me know if it was yours or if you also read it and remember because I want to link back to that post!*I knew immediately that I wanted this to be an assignment for my left pages in my Interactive Notebook. That list of assignments now numbers 22 and you can get it here.

In order for my kids to journal about the standards, they would need to understand them. Enter Sarah's awesome posters she shared yesterday. I've put these into a foldable that my students will have in the beginning "reference" section of their notebooks. Here are some photos. Please excuse the quality; I need to build a larger light box if I'm going to be taking pictures of open notebooks.

The outside of the 8-door foldable lists the 8 Standards of Mathematical Practice as they are written. I cannot begin to count how many inservices and team meetings have been dedicated to these 8 sentences!

"8 Standards of Mathematical Practice AKA What Good Mathematicians do." Foldable on the right side of the page, writing prompt on the left. |

I know the kids will appreciate having the standards translated into "kid
speak." I put Sarah's simplified sentences inside the flaps and will have the kids illustrate what the standards mean to them. Then, on the left side of the page, they will answer two brief writing prompts that will serve as a baseline for the year:

1. "The standard that I demonstrate most
consistently
is #___ because..."

2. "Standard #___ is difficult for me
because..."

If the foldable would be helpful in your classroom, you can download it here.

Love this! I have an "I Can..." poster in my room with the practices listed (slightly modified, although I love to teach big vocabulary words to my third graders). I refer to the poster often! Having this in their notebooks would be helpful too. Thanks!

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Great idea for the beginning of their math notebook. Thanks for sharing.

ReplyDeleteThank you for sharing!!!!!!! I really appreciate it! Great idea for middle school students.

ReplyDeleteI started this year with my interactive notebooks. Now, I'm hooked! And this...THIS is really a great idea to get the students engaged in the SFMP and make it engaging and meaningful for them! Yay!

ReplyDeleteI stumbled across this as I prep our team math plans for next week (first week of school) and I want to say Thank you! Our district wants us to teach the 8 practices and this will be a huge help in setting up our interactive notebooks.

ReplyDeleteMeghan, I'm glad it will be useful to you! Thanks for leaving a comment.

DeleteI love the idea however I am not seeing the link. Would you be willing to upload it again, or send it to me? Thanks.

DeleteI love the idea however I am not seeing the link. Would you be willing to upload it again, or send it to me? Thanks.

DeleteI love the idea however I am not seeing the link. Would you be willing to upload it again, or send it to me? Thanks.

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DeleteHere's a direct link: https://app.box.com/shared/zy5y7cusi5tzzh1px8g6

This is so great; I just tweeted a question about how to teach these to students! At what point in the school year did you use this? Thanks for sharing so generously.

ReplyDeleteHi! I have used this at the beginning of the year as almost a goal-setting kind of thing so students see what traits they need to show. I plan to do the reflection questions throughout the year this year (that didn't actually happen last year). My hope is that students see some growth.

DeleteGreat work...Have a look on here to practice online math ,designed with adaptive learning methodologies @ http://begalileo.com

ReplyDeleteWhere is the link for the foldable? I would love to use this in my class!

ReplyDeleteIt's at the bottom of the post embedded in a Box.com widget. You might have trouble if you're on a tablet or phone or if you have flash blocked on your computer. Here's a direct link if that doesn't work. https://app.box.com/shared/zy5y7cusi5tzzh1px8g6

DeleteThank you! Thank you! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThank you for this. Can't wait to try this out with my kids.

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