The Routty Math Teacher Blog

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The Routty Math Teacher Blog showcases compelling articles on Assessment tools, Critical thinking, Math & literature, and more. Elementary School teacher Shametria has 15 years of experience teaching upper elementary and middle school mathematics. She also has a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Routty Math Teacher Blog

10M ago

Math stations have become a popular instructional approach in upper elementary classrooms, providing students with an engaging and interactive learning environment. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the concept of math stations, their benefits, how to set them up, activity ideas, differentiation strategies, progress monitoring techniques, technology integration, essential materials, common challenges, and best […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

In this comprehensive guide for mathematical discourse in the classroom, I explore the power of math talk and its significance in promoting student engagement and learning. I share strategies to encourage math talk, effective prompts, and ways to differentiate instruction via math talks. Additionally, I highlight the benefits of incorporating math talks in problem solving […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

Discover small group math activities that promote student engagement and foster a love for math. This blog post explores 10 activities, including math games, hands-on manipulatives, real-world investigations, technology tools, problem solving activities, and more to help you transform your math stations into a dynamic learning environment. I have a secret confession to make. Teaching […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

A math rotations board is a visual display that streamlines classroom management and maximizes instructional time during math stations. This post outlines steps to set up a math rotations chart, including selecting activities based on targeted math skills, choosing the right board format (physical, digital, or hybrid), and designing the chart for visual appeal. The […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

As math teachers, we wholeheartedly understand the significance of student engagement and differentiation in our instructional practices– to create a dynamic and personalized learning experience for our students. In this post, I share math engagement strategies and highlight ways to differentiate math games for all learners. The post also emphasizes assessment strategies to use during […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

Collaborative math talk structures during partner math games promote deeper understanding, clarify misconceptions, and reinforce math concepts and skills. Through community building and intentional strategies, teachers can create a supportive math community that enhances engagement, motivation, and peer learning. In this blog post, I explore the importance of building a math community and share effective […]
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The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

A math rotations board is a visual display that streamlines classroom management and maximizes instructional time during math stations. This post outlines steps to set up a math rotations chart, including selecting activities based on targeted math skills, choosing the right board format (physical, digital, or hybrid), and designing the chart for visual appeal. The […]
The post Math Rotations Chart appeared first on The Routty Math Teacher ..read more

The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

As math teachers, we wholeheartedly understand the significance of student engagement and differentiation in our instructional practices– to create a dynamic and personalized learning experience for our students. In this post, I share math engagement strategies and highlight ways to differentiate math games for all learners. The post also emphasizes assessment strategies to use during […]
The post Math Engagement Strategies: Editable Math Games appeared first on The Routty Math Teacher ..read more

The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

Collaborative math talk structures during partner math games promote deeper understanding, clarify misconceptions, and reinforce math concepts and skills. Through community building and intentional strategies, teachers can create a supportive math community that enhances engagement, motivation, and peer learning. In this blog post, I explore the importance of building a math community and share effective […]
The post Partner Math Games: 3 Cooperative Conversations appeared first on The Routty Math Teacher ..read more

The Routty Math Teacher Blog

1y ago

Students love playing games in the classroom. But, the game can go awry when students are focused on winning. In this post, I compare using cooperative games vs. competitive games in the classroom and share ways I transformed some of my favorite multiplication games into cooperative games. Student 1: (frustrated) Hey, why did you just […]
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