One of the things that over the years I’ve tried to encourage in my classroom is student independence and peer tutoring. I originally got this idea from another ‘mentor’ teacher through the blogosphere–Beth Newingham. I created these resources with help from the basal math text. The students really enjoyed ‘teaching’. It was a ‘premium’ job on the job chart for sure! Here are a few snapshots of some of my third grade students using this. I will be working on adapting this for my new first grade classroom this year as well! I’ll post when that’s up and ready! 🙂 There is a link to the resources at the bottom of this post.
In this shot, the student on the left is reviewing computation using expanded form with the student on the right.
This student has just worked on patterning and inequalities with the class.
This is always a popular review–Guess My Number. The students have number grids that they mark at their desks to aid them once they’ve read and understood the clues.