New Classes ... New Beginnings
Plan it and it will happen. Start the new school year by implementing some effective instructional practices to support students as they learn and master math concepts and skills. Take time now to search out some of the many resources available on this site as you plan for the coming school year. Here are some suggested starting points:
Active Participation Strategies
Using Whiteboards and Math Templates to Assess Student Understanding
Math templates and whiteboards encourage students to write in math class. Students may be asked to write the answer, show their solution method, define and illustrate a math vocabulary term, extend a pattern, etc. The use of whiteboards and templates in sheet protectors allows students to quickly respond to questions, work out problems, etc.   Students who are actively involved throughout a math lesson are also actively constructing understanding of important math concepts and demonstrating that understanding using words, numbers and/or pictures.
Teachers who regularly use these assessment tools are able to easily assess student understanding throughout the lesson and adjust instruction, as needed, to meet identified student needs. Teachers easily identify students who would benefit from small group instruction to clarify instruction or provide guided practice so that students master target math skills.
Mathwire.com Teacher Resources:
This Mathwire.com collection includes back-to-school glyphs, math-literature connections, problem solving activities and morning routines. Find some new activities for those first weeks of school.
- Check out Back-to-School Activities.
Recent Additions to Mathwire.com
Check the New on Mathwire.com webpage to see what's new on the site this month. Be sure to check this page often to see what's been added to the site since your last visit.
Check the Recent Additions to Mathwire.com webpage to see the most recent additions to the site this month.
Mathwire Search Options
New to Mathwire.com? There are several ways to search the site for activities by Math Standard, Math Topic, or using an alphabetical search.
- See Searching the Mathwire.com Site for a thorough explanation of these search options.
Mathwire.com is designed to provide activities and appropriate worksheets for teachers to use in their classrooms.   All activities and worksheets support the constructivist approach to learning mathematics and the NCTM Standards.
Activities:   The activities on this site were developed by Terry Kawas and the teachers in districts where she has worked as a math consultant and coach or with students she has taught in college math-methods courses.   The activities are classroom-tested by teachers and appropriate modifications have been made to reflect this field-testing.   These activities are posted online in an effort to share quality activities and routines within the mathematics community.