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  1. Math Menus: A Recipe for Developing Number Sense (Grades 3-5) Elizabeth Ward, PhD Elisabeth Johnston, PhD Wendi Earnheart Jessica Walls Amanda Wright

  2. Math Menus What is a math menu? • A way “to provide learning activities that can include problems, games, and investigations that students work on independently” • Required and optional tasks are given • Within a menu students are able to make choices of the optional tasks What is the purpose of math menus? • A way to give ownership of learning to the student • New concepts can be explored • Review older concepts Marilyn Burns, About Teaching Mathematics A K-8 Resource (Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions, 2007) p. 60.

  3. Why Math Menus? • Can’t see the forest for the trees • Students stay engaged in mathematics • Lowers affective filter • Lots of fun-for the students and you

  4. Activities for Addition/Subtraction/Estimation Menu • Shopping with $10 • Krypto

  5. Illuminations website • http://illuminations.nctm.org/ • Flip 5 cards, 6th is the target number • Basic and advanced version

  6. Possible Solutions • 3 + 7 – 10 + 5 – 4 = 1 • 10 + 5 – 7 – 4 – 3 = 1 • (7 * 5) – (10 * 3) – 4 = 1

  7. Activities for Multiplication Menu • Array Game • Product Game

  8. Activities for Measurement Menu • Cups and Gallons • Area and Perimeter Tic-Tac-Toe

  9. Three-Shape Menu(Westphal, 2011) • Complete one activity for each shape • Easy to understand

  10. Tic-Tac-Toe Menu(Westphal, 2011) • Three in a row • Might include free choice • Easy to use • Students might complete a product out of comfort zone

  11. Meal Menu(Westphal, 2011) • Select one item for each meal. • Dessert is extra • Real-world application

  12. Give Me Five Menu(Westphal, 2011) • Must earn five points • 2-5-8 version (10 points) • More points higher level thinking skill • More control over learning • Flexibility for different ability levels

  13. Differentiating Instruction with Menus(Westphal, 2011) • K-2, 3-5 books • Overview of different types of menus • How to grade items • Examples- • Numbers/Number Sense • Operations • Geometry • Measurement

  14. Contact Information • Elizabeth Ward, PhD ekward@txwes.edu • Elisabeth Johnston, PhD elisabeth.johnston@sru.edu