# Halloween Math Messages

## October 2022 👻 Boo!

### Witching You a Happy Halloween!

– Because he had no-body to go with!

⚰️ How can you tell if a vampire has a cold?

– Because of the coffin!

🎃 Find more goofy Halloween jokes here

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### Table of Contents

- Instructional Focus: Conceptual Understanding
- Instructional Strategy: Interactive Number Lines
- Pacing Guide Updates
- Upcoming MPS Professional Learning
- Math Circles
- PD in Your PJS
- Savvas and Big Ideas Tips
- Candy Corn Math
- Stations
- Children's Literature Connections
- Winner! Winner!
- October Drawing
- Jenn's Contact Information

## Mathematical Actions and Process of the Month: Conceptual Understanding

### Develop Conceptual Understanding

## Instructional Strategy of the Month

### Interactive Number Lines

### Children's Literature and Manipulatives

If you have book, activity, or manipulative ideas, please let me know so that I can include those in the pacing guides.

## Upcoming MPS Professional Learning

#### Vocab Strategies

ASC - Boardroom

Students struggling with academic vocabulary? We will be looking at engaging ways to include more academic vocabulary into your lessons and how to incorporate anchor charts into your math class.

#### Make-and-Take

Let’s make math FUN. We can learn number sense and math fluency through play. This session does require registration in order to purchase items for this Make-and-Take session. Registration will close on October 24th!

2nd - 3rd: Nov. 15th 4:30 - 5:30

4th - 6th: Nov. 29th 4:30 - 5:30

#### Schedule a One-on-One Meeting

## Math Circles

### Math Teachers' Circles

The **Central Oklahoma Math Teachers' Circle** welcomes math enthusiasts from across all grades to join us for dinner and some fun problem solving activities on **Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the University of Central Oklahoma campus in Edmond, OK.**

Amy Schachle will be joining us and facilitating the evening’s activity. Amy comes to us from the University of Tulsa where she “strives to engage students with understanding the ‘why’ questions in math and in having fun with math.” She is currently a leader of the Tulsa Math Teachers’ Circle, has led sessions for the Tulsa Girls’ Math Circle, as well as professional development workshops for K-12 teachers.

The meeting will be held on the UCO campus in the Education Building Room 101 from 6 - 8 p.m. Dinner will be provided by McAlister’s Deli and will be served from 6 - 6:30 p.m.; then the fun begins!

**Register via the link below by Monday, October 17, at 10:00 PM. **

## PD in Your PJS

### How to Set Up Your Math Classroom to Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Problem Solving

In this edWebinar, you’ll learn:

- What kinds of math tasks and problems should you be asking your students to work on
- How to inspire students to construct their own understanding versus simply giving them algorithms
- Questioning strategies to keep students thinking when they struggle
- How your walls and classroom set up can help stimulate engagement while supporting your learning goals
- How to arrange your classroom so that mathematical resources are readily accessible
- How to arrange desks to stimulate collaborative mathematical investigations and discourse
- How to establish a safe culture for sharing ideas and developing a growth mindset during the first few weeks of school

### Student Engagement in Mathematical Discourse: Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Teachers and administrators can enjoy the practical takeaways that can be applied in math classes with ease as well as the changes they notice in student interactions during learning. In this edWebinar, viewers:

- Learn strategies to elicit quality mathematical conversations amongst students
- Discover practical and easy-to-implement ideas for use in the classroom tomorrow
- Discover new approaches to increase student interactions during learning

## Savvas and Big Ideas Tips

## Candy Corn Math

#### Candy Corn Comparing

greater than and less than.

Early childhood: Compare numbers 0 -10 or 0 - 100

Middle Elementary: Compare larger numbers. You can use dominoes, cards, or dice to randomly create numbers or use the Random Number Generator

Upper Elementary: Compare fractions and decimals. The Random Number Generator will work for this too.

#### Candy Corn Addition

Use dominos (or dice) to add. Compare the sums.

Use dominos (or dice) to subtract. Compare the difference.

Use dominos (or dice) to multiply. Compare the product.

#### Candy Corn Measure & Estimate

All grade levels need to practice with estimation? Try it with a bowl of candy corn!

## Stations

### Station Ideas

#### I Have, Who Has Station

To create this station:

- Create a START Stick with a problem to solve.
- On the next stick, first place the answer to the preceding problem and then write another problem.
- Continue until you have 10 -25 sticks. (Depending on the difficulty of the problems and level of students).
- On the last stick, write FINISH.
- Mix up the sticks and give to a team of students to solve.

You can create questions for K - 6th using this method.

#### Break Apart 100 Chart

**Break Apart 100 Chart**, students have to put the 100 chart back together again.

To create this station:

- Print 100 charts. LINK HERE.
- Cut up 100 chart randomly. The bigger pieces for beginners and smaller pieces for more advanced.
- You can give a whole 100 chart to the student to allow them to match pieces if necessary.

#### Multiply Squares

1. Download and print your FREE copy of the game board by clicking here: **Multiplication Squares Game****.**

3. Grab two dice and a different colored marker for each player.

4. Roll both dice and multiply.

5. Find the product on the board and draw a line to connect two dots that form part of the square around that product.

6. When a player draws a line that closes a square, that player gets to color in the square with his/her marker. That player rolls the dice again and takes another turn.

6. When all of the dots have been connected, the player with the most squares colored in wins!

From: game4gains.com

## Children's Books + Math

#### This Plus That: Life's Little Equations (Pk - 1)

Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight. *This Plus That* proves that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

This is a great way to introduce the concept of equations and problems that have more than two addends.

#### Mall Mania (2nd - 3rd)

This book addresses counting on up to 100.

#### Math Curse (4th - 6th)

Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.

## Winner of September's Drawing

### Jenn Lowery

**Email: **jenniferlowery@mooreschools.com**Website: **https://www.mooreschools.com/Page/553**Phone: **405-735-4270