# Moore Math Messages

## MPS Academic Resource for Math November 2021

### Focus Skills Math

**A recent study had some interesting findings:**

**81% of students who fail any part of 6th math did**__NOT__graduate high school.**We have 15,000 hours of content to teach and 9,000 hours in which to do it.**(for all subject areas)

When I read these statements,I was taken aback. I had to read it multiple times just to take it all in. What do we is desperately important, but we can't do it all. We are going to look at **FOCUS SKILLS** that we can use to focus our instruction on the mastery essentials. Please try to attend the session for your grade level so that we can examine our focus skills. 3rd - 5th will meet in December. K-2 will meet in January. Administrators are always welcome at any of our meetings.

In service,

Jenn

### Connect the Dots

#### Focus Skills 3rd - 6th

We will be meeting in grade level groups to dive into these topics. Please try to be at the meetings if you can.

#### Trip Steps

#### Deciding What to Teach

## Upcoming Math PD

#### What the Heck is a Rekenrek? (Pk -2 )

Come join us to learn some strategies about how to use Rekenreks in the classroom AND take some Rekenreks back to school with you to use. These sessions are for PK - 1st.

Monday, Nov. 15th

OR

Tuesday, Nov. 16th

(Duplicate Sessions)

Sessions are capped at 20 participants per session due to space limitations.

ASC Board room

4:30 - 5:30

PLEASE REGISTER so that I can purchase materials.

#### Focus Skills (3rd - 6th)

**All Meetings are 4:30 - 5:30 at ASC**

3rd Grade: Nov. 30th - Board Room

6th Grade: Dec. 1st - Board Room

4th Grade: Dec. 6th -Board Room

5th Grade: Dec. 9th - Conference Room 100

## Trade Books to Teach Math Concepts

#### PK- K: Count to 10 with a Mouse

Mouse really wants to learn to count so he can find out how many fingers and toes he has. He s spotted a hole in this counting book that s just his size and crawled inside to start his adventures with numbers. So, slowly and carefully turn the pages and learn to count with Mouse. Learn how to count with Mouse in this adorable book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Kristen Richards.

Read aloud:

#### 1st - 2nd: The Action of Subtraction

Read Aloud:

#### 3rd - 6th: How Much is a Million?

Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can teach you!

*How Much Is a Million?* knocks complex numbers down to size in a fun, humorous way, helping children conceptualize a difficult mathematical concept. It's a math class you'll never forget.

Read Aloud:

### Graph of the Week

**Favorites**

Candy, sports, books, hobbies, cartoons, movies, lunches, cookies, etc.

**How many**

Siblings, pets, number of books read, baskets I can make, wearing a hoodies, wearing shoes that tie, letters in spelling words, etc.

**Length **(good way to sneak in measurement too!)

Feet, thumbs, height, how far you can jump. how high a ball bounces, how long do you spend reading, how long do you play video games, etc.

**Categories**

Color of hair, transportation from school, eye color, temperature, letters in your name, heads or tails, bottle flips, etc.

**Then just ask a new question every day (sample questions below): **

How many students answered the question?

How many more in _______ category until we can make 10? 20?

How many more in __________ than ________?

What trend are you noticing?

What percentage answered ___________?

What is the topic of the graph?

What information is the graph giving us?

### Open Comment for Draft of New Math OAS.

**Please review and make comments!**Your comments will go back to the writing teams to help with further editing. The open comment period ends on December 7th.

**Please email comments to: publiccommentmath@sde.ok.gov**

### Have 5 Minutes? No/Low Prep Math Games

**Number Heads - 20 questions style **

Four players are chosen to stand with their backs to the wall or board while they face the audience. Place a number in view of the audience but NOT to our four players.

Each player then asks Yes/No questions about the number to be answered by the audience. (e.g. Am I an even number? Am I larger than 100? Do I have 3 digits? Am I divisible by 3?) Then it goes to the next player to ask another question. The winner is the first player to guess the number correctly.

** Closest to 100 (or 1000). **

- Dice (or virtual dice)
- Scrap paper/post-it
- Pencil

__For 100__

Roll 2 dice. Record the ndigits.

Repeat 2 more times so that students have three 2-digit numbers.

Students can create 2-digit numbers that will sum most closely to 100.

__For 1000__

Same directions, but use 3 dice each roll instead of 2.

### Jenn Lowery

**Email: **jenniferlowery@mooreschools.com**Website: **https://www.mooreschools.com/Page/553**Location: **1500 SE 4th**Phone: **405-735-4270