Using Math Mysteries in the classroom is a fun way to mix things up when consolidating and/or reviewing math skills. However, for some classrooms, it can be a little bit challenging to keep excited students contained from sharing 'classified' information. To prevent clue or mystery solution 'spills' happening, I recommend setting up some Math Mystery expectations for your class. Read on to find out my suggestions for rules and a free poster download to use.
Critical thinking is a skill our children will certainly need throughout their lives. As educators, it is part of our job to equip young minds with the ability to analyze situations, solve problems, and to question what they see and read.
All of our students have a tremendous capacity! But, to tap into this capacity requires a gradual process that involves hard work and lots of patience. So how can we do what is necessary to help our students develop critical thinking skills? Keep on reading for some suggestions and strategies that you can start implementing at home or in the classroom today.
I developed math mysteries to be versatile in their use. After being in a teaching role that involved seeing 220 different kids a week across K-6, I initially made this math mystery range to be something that I could quickly prepare, engage, teach, be mostly self-correcting, and quick to pack up before heading onto the next classroom.. So, if you've seen these math mysteries and ever wondered what you can use them for, keep on reading.
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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