different ways of applying and learning math every day, fostering independent learning and success.
The Math Daily 3
Math by Myself
Math by Myself is one of three tasks children choose from during the independent work time of Math Daily 3. It provides time for kinesthetic practice of math concepts that are primarily activity based. At the beginning of a new math unit, the activities are mostly review and practice from prior units of study. Then, as the new unit goes on, more of the Math Daily 3 activities become practice and reinforcement related to the current unit of study.
Math by Myself can involve activity boards, various math tools/ manipulatives, or even the use of computers or tablets. Some Math by Myself activities are also fit for Math with Someone.
| Math with Someone
Math with Someone is one of three tasks children choose from during Math Daily 3 work time. This task allows students to have experience with talking and writing about mathematics as they describe and explain their thinking to peers. Collaboration about mathematic concepts helps students identify, simplify, organize, express, and extend their thinking.
Math with Someone can involve activity boards, various math tools/ manipulatives, or even the use of computers or tablets. Some Math with Someone activities are also fit for Math by Myself.
Math Writing is the third of the Math Daily 3 tasks. It is time students express and articulate their thinking and understanding by working an a particular math problem or math concept through pictures, numbers, and words, and occasionally by creating problems of their own as well.