Each morning when my students arrive they do six math review questions. These questions are posted on the Smart board and are completed on a 1/2 sheet of paper. After students complete their six questions they move onto their Mountain Math problems. Each day they complete 4,5, or 6 problems depending on what I have planned for the morning. They keep this sheet in our turn-in box for easy retrieval. I love the expectation is creates when students immediately walk into my room. They already know what is expected of them and where to find all the tools they need for the first 30 minutes of class. When my students are finished with their 6 questions and M.M. they read silently or take A.R. test.
I hope that you can take what I've learned and apply it to your own class if you plan on using Mountain Math in the future- and if you don't use a daily reinforcement activity you should really look into it. You will thank yourself later! Also Mountain Math is offered with an online version that is only $49.95 a year. A little more expensive in the long run but if you don't have the bulletin board space it may be worth it.
Think you are ready for Mountain Math in your classroom? Thanks to MtMath.com they are offering MissThirdGrade.com readers $10 off a purchase of $40 or more on their website. The great thing about it is that it is good until September 1, 2013. So keep it in mind in August when you are purchasing back to school resources for your classroom if you don't want to buy it now!
- go to www.mtmath.com
- Check out their classroom resources for your grade level (I use THIS)
- When you check out enter MissJanes in the promo code box for $10 off a purchase of $40 or more!
- Code expires September 1, 2013
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