Activating Our Math Block

During the 2014-2015 school year, my 2nd graders worked very hard on basic skills in Math. What I found was that the students needed a daily spiral review of skills they struggle with to master. The solution I found for this was the Number of the Day spiral review.  

With this review, the students are exposed daily to place value skills that build upon each other. The stronger of a foundation the students have with basic 2 or 3 digit numbers, the more successful they will be with more complex numbers in higher grades. Along with the place value skills, students also have a daily word problem to answer.  Many times this word problem is multiple steps or asks the students to explain how they know something is correct.  The students love the structure of the review and know what to expect everyday at the beginning of our Math block. 

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