Monday, January 26, 2015
Sooo, I really don't have anything to write about CSW today but I wanted to share 2 great websites that I use in the classroom quite frequently.
I have been thinking that I really don't love giving my students a "mad" minute timed test on the tables. I find that some kids don't finish, they get embarrassed or they just give up. This is so frustrating to me! How can I help them to succeed and WANT to succeed??
So while I was pondering over Pinterest, I saw a great idea! I would still time them but in a different way. I give them a 15 question quiz, when they start, the stopwatch starts. I put this up on the SmartBoard so everyone can see. When they finish , they look to the SmartBoard and write down their time. This way, everyone finishes. The goal for the next test is to beat their own time. It becomes a game for them. So far, so good....it's working. I have seen an improvement!
The worksheet generator website is www.mathscores.com/free and the stopwatch website is www.online-stopwatch.com 2 useful tools for the classroom! Hope you can use them too!!
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