Ms. Ellen Wannamaker

ewannamaker (at) mvyps.org

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Welcome to 7th Grade Math  (link to landing page)

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Welcome to my K-4 math support page!

On this webpage students and parents can find resources to help make math learning fun and engaging! Math is about creativity and making sense. All students can learn math at high levels as there is no such thing as a “math person.”

It is important both to celebrate mistakes and tell children their brain is growing when they make them.  Mathematics is about growth and learning.

At-home math packs

Each pack features ten pages of focused, independent practice on key math concepts, along with recommendations on the ideal IXL skills for additional practice.

Pack #1

Pack #2

Pack #3

Please scroll down to the “recommended sites” for math games to practice fluency. Sign into DreamBox to help build number sense.

Thank you and stay well!

It’s a STREET MAZE! Fun for all ages…

Not raining? (YAY!)  Get outside. Get some sidewalk chalk. Get to the HEART!

Get started -Draw a 5 square by 5 square grid. Draw a heart in the center square. Write the numbers you see in the picture into the grid.

It’s a street maze! To play..
1. Start on the 1 in the bottom centre square
2. Then, jump 1 space in any direction (Front, Back, Left, Right) but NOT diagonal.
3. You can jump in any direction the number of squares indicated by the square you’re standing on.
4. Your aim is to reach the heart.

Games are the best way to practice math. I’ll be posting activities, games, thoughts for the duration. Please look in file cabinet and recommended sites.

GAME MATERIALS:

 Dice No dice to play a game?

  •  Virtual Dice/Spinner  * (click purple gear on upper right corner to change settings)
  • Write the numbers on a blank wooden cube– for 1-6 die follow this order
    • 1 dot opposite 6 dots
    • 2 dots opposite 5 dots
    • 3 dots opposite 4 dots
  • Use this template to make a cubeCube Template
  •  Cut out 6 smal squares of paper. On each square write one number. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Fold each square into fourths – fold in half and then fold in half again.  Need 2 dice? Just do it again! So, now you have 12 squares of paper – 2 of each number 1-6 (or you choose the numbers) . Or

Spinner:

  • How to make a homemade spinner:
    • Trace a bowl on a piece of paper to make a large circle.
    • Draw some lines across to make spaces.
    • Write the numbers needed on the spaces.
    • Use a pencil to spin a paper clip on the spinner

MEANWHILE:

Dear parents – you might be finding yourselves wondering how to teach and support your child’s/children’s math learning. My main advice – Stay Positive! Let your child show you how she/he knows how to figure out a math situation. It probably does not look like how you learned math in school, but be patient. It really does make sense. Here’s a couple of links that might help keep you going with an optimistic outlook.

www.texasstandard.org/stories/dont-say-you-hate-math-tips-for-parents-trying-to-teach-an-intimidating-subject/

Need some examples? The following link shows addition and subtraction mathematical models appropriate for Grades 1-3

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6bFWGEF2y3BPowIqP6XPcg

Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions: ewannamker@mvyps.org