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Mega Math: Creative Teaching Strategies

This collection focuses on helping early elementary students learn grade-level math concepts in completely creative ways. Go beyond worksheets and rote drills, and try some of these imaginative lesson ideas!
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Mega Math: Creative Teaching Strategies
  • Erica Loop says:
    Games are such great ways to teach math. This video uses a real classroom to demonstrate just how easy (and fun) it is to teach math in this way. What I enjoyed was the way in which the teacher explains the strategy, but also shows it through her students’ actions.
  • Erica Loop says:
    I love how this video uses a real teacher in a real classroom. The video integrates Common Core standards, making it applicable – and not just creative (even though the activity is creative as well). Having the students in the video is an excellent teaching tool, allowing educators to see how this strategy plays out.
  • washingtonpost.com
    washingtonpost.com

    In This Class, Math Comes With Music

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    Erica Loop says:
    What an inspirational story about how a teacher (like any of you) can use music to connect with his students – and connect with math concepts! I always enjoy reading real-world applications of ideas, and this certainly meets the mark.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Ten Creative Ways to Teach Math

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    Erica Loop says:
    These simple, yet effective, ideas offer a broad array of options to teach math in the early childhood classroom. I feel that the use of what the students are already doing or are already interested in (such as their toys), makes this piece applicable to a range of classrooms.
  • Erica Loop says:
    I love how this post features different art ideas for teaching different math concepts. Between the famous artist projects and the more general themes, I can see how there are ideas to use with a variety of students (in terms of interest-level, age, and grade).
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