Home » Academics » MATHEMATICS ~ MRS. MICHELLE MARINI~ March 2017






What Does Math Class Look Like These Days?

If you were to walk into your child’s classroom you would likely be quite surprised at some of
the significant changes. I strongly believe you would be seeing children learning more
challenging and engaging content in a much more dynamic and interesting environment. What
would you see?
• Students gathered together in meeting areas in front of Smart Boards.
• Students using math tools and other materials which are organized for easy
student access.
• Students working in different configurations at different times: alone, partners,
small groups, whole group.
• Students modeling mathematical ideas using equations, number lines, arrays, and
area models.
• Students using different strategies to solve problems and compute flexibly.
• Students practicing strategies that promote fact fluency.
• Students talking to one another as well as to their teacher about alternative ways
they used to solve problems.
• Students justifying their thinking and explaining their solutions.
• Students applying their knowledge to new and practical situations.
•Students engaged in the Mathematical Practices and learning the Mathematical
Content of the Common Core.
• Students using numbers flexibly.
• Teachers and students working together to explore mathematical ideas and make
sense of mathematics.

Michelle Marini Math Specialist

March 2017 Tiger Times