standing in front of your class drilling your students on math
facts. You ask the class, "What is three times three?"
One of your quicker students shouts out "Nine!" Suddenly,
several voices follow shouting out "Nine!". Does this
sound familiar to you? At least you know one student knows the
right answer and the others can repeat it! Wouldn't it be nice
to have a way to gather immediate and accurate feedback from every
student so you can quickly assess each student's comprehension
In this very
focused book (appropriate for grades K-6), you will have students
make their own "Palm Pockets". A Palm Pocked
is a simple tool that allows students to quickly provide a numerical
answer to a question you have just asked. When you're ready, you
simply have the students hold up their own Palm Pocket that displays
their answer, not their neighbors!
are over 250 fun mental math activities that get increasingly
more difficult. Activities cover Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication,
Division, Money, Time, Fractions, Decimals, Place Value and more!
Following is an example:
- Start with
- Add 1 hour
and 30 minutes.
- Take away
- How many
more minutes would you need to add to make it 2 am?
All students are participating without hesitation!
All students are learning together!