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TEACHER TRAININGGrouping Games for Teaching the Language of Mathematics

Do you want to build a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in your classroom?

During Grouping Games, students work together to create and act out mathematical situations. The Language of Math is posted for all students to see while they plan and rehearse.

Students develop fluency with the Language of Math during rehearsal and when they participate in the audience during each performance.

All students are supported, particularly English language learners.

Students draw unique and imaginative portfolio pictures to share their understanding.

The culminating activities of students creating, moving, drawing, writing, solving, and sharing math problems are all strong models of higher-order thinking assignments. These lessons are appropriate for all learning modalities and can be used at all elementary grade levels. I have finally found lessons that truly meet the needs of all of our students.

Intermediate Math Coach   |   Fayetteville Elementary, Arkansas

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In the Grouping Games arts integration program, children plan, rehearse and perform mathematical situations to develop fluency with the Language of Math. Students develop collaboration skills working together in small groups. Children build confidence and responsibility performing for the class. And kids enthusiastically create unique scenarios that bring to life the Language of Math.

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