For those of you who have been followers of mine for some time, you know that I am a HUGE fan of using concept sorts in my classroom! There are SO many skills that are reinforced with this activity...from developing math understanding to developing mathematical discourse skills to logical thinking to cooperation to error analysis. The amazing thing? You can accomplish all that in ... Read the Post
Geometry Sorts: Classifying Shapes
If you have followed me for very long, you know that I find concept sorts particularly useful in math and the content areas as well--and I really believe it helps students make connections among ideas and help them to see how things are connected. In fact, two of Marzano's effective teaching strategies--cooperative learning and identifying similarities and differences--are addressed with this ... Read the Post
Check out today’s fraction post at ATUE!
Today I expand my discussion about using concept sorts in math class by sharing a DIFFERENT way to use them! You might have stopped by for my initial post a while back, but if you missed it, HERE IT IS! I am convinced that concept sorts are one of the many ways to really tackle a whole bunch of the Standards for Mathematical Practice in a fun and meaningful way! Hop on over to All Things ... Read the Post
Concept Sorts–Deep Thinking about Fractions
Ready to talk fractions? Here we go! One thing that I really like to work on with my students is organizing their learning in different ways. One method I have found to be very successful is to ask students to take work samples or problem types and sort them into categories. People who use Words Their Way do this all the time with students as they look for sound or letter patterns that ... Read the Post