Monday, August 6, 2012

Made 4 Math Monday #6

First off, let me start by thanking all of you that have helped to make #Made4Math Mondays such a success! I can't beleive that we had so many entries last week and I spent so much time reading your amazing posts and thinking of how to use them. I have a feeling that a common response in my classroom this year will be, "Yeah, isn't that cool? One of my friends online posted that idea!"

A question that I have answered several times lately is about whether #Made4Math will continue during the school year. As long as you guys are willing to post about something you've done/created/made for your classroom, I am certainly willing to keep archiving them and posting myself. I've really appreciated having the accountability to have to blog weekly and I think it's helped me be more creative in general. I am worried that I will miss somebody's post while I'm at school and not able to check twitter, but we still have time to figure that out :)

Anyway, let's move on to this week's projects...

As always, don't forget to steal the logo above, attach it to your post, and tweet out your link with the #Made4Math hashtag or put your link in the comments so it can be archived!!

Project #1
This week's projects are all projects around my classroom. The first one is my Algebra 2 bulletin board. I posted about it yesterday, but because I'm so proud of how it turned out, I decided to give it another shout-out.

This board serves a couple of purposes. First, the poster in the middle is the upcoming Quiz Announcement area, that lets students know when quizzes are scheduled. Second, the library card pockets around the edge are holding Remediation Cards for each Learning Target. There are three cards per pocket - one each for Level 1, 2, and 3 questions. These are self-checking cards with the answers on the back and kids can practice their weak targets so they can come in and do reassessment. In the past, I was the "keeper of the cards", so this allows students to have more ownership in their remediation and reassessment plans.

The next two projects are Pinterest inspirations...

Project #2
I've always been a fairly organized person, but this past year, I had a few times that I was not as organized paper wise as I would have liked, so when I found this pin, I knew I wanted to adapt it for my classroom.

With the help of the cool labels that I posted about in last week's #Made4Math, my awesome new laminator, here's my version:

Now I have a spot right behind my desk to put copies for the upcoming week and hopefully it will help me stay more organized.

Project #3
One of the things I do love about my room is all of the whiteboard space. Along the back wall are 3 smaller whiteboards alternated with 3 bulletin boards. Along the front wall are two large whiteboards and the Promethean board. While I love the whiteboards, I would like bulletin board space near my desk. So when I saw this pin, I knew I wanted to try it!

So using some Target Dollar Spot bulletin board border, a roll of magnets from Michaels, and here's the result:

At first, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but the longer I've left it up there, the more I like it. I did use clear tape to tape the strips together so that they don't move around as much, but we'll see how it goes once students are in the room! :)

Thanks to #Made4Math, my room is slowly coming together... :)

Your Turn!!! What did YOU make this week??
Ready to check out some other awesome creations? Remember to leave a link in the comments or send out a #made4math tweet! :) We want to see YOUR name here.... :)

@cheesemonkeysf - Algebraic Expressions Interactive Foldable AND Interactive Notebook Foldable AND Words Into Math Game

@simonjob - Functions and Quadratics Foldables

@rachelrosales - Classroom Organization

@jreulbach - Crocheted Pencils and Check Out Sheet

@gwaddellnvhs - Common Core Scope/Sequence and Formative Assessment

@roitzc - Math Number Puzzle

@sqrt_1 - Tshirt Wall Display

@MsMac622 - 4 Pocket Folders

@MsKLaster - Partner Quizzes + Extras

@mathtastrophe - Binder Covers

@wahedahbug - Math Metacognition

@Fouss - Student Information Google Form

@_CindyWallace_ - First Day Handout

@4mulafun - Starting the New Year Right

@misscalcul8 - Colorful Games and Organization

@msrubinmath - Classroom Cabinet

@Wyldbirman - Magnetic Dry Erase Sentence Strips

@crstn85 - Classroom Posters

SimplifyingRadicals - Distributing Supplies

@aanthonya - Cone of Silence

Katie - How I Spent my Saturday - Fraction/Decimal/Percent practice

@reminoodle - Facebook Bulletin Board AND Facebook Update AND a pattern for last week's pencil toppers

@sandramiller_tx - Organized Reassessments

@fourkatie - Magazine Holders and Binder Clip Labels

@pamjwilson - Round Robin - Parabola Patterns

@ScottKeltner - Graphing Calculators School Supply and Bulletin Board

@AlwildaDaughter - Bulletin Board and Who's Out Board

@csteketee21 - Whiteboard headers and Colorful Numbers


Simplifying Radicals said...

Oh man, I wish I have bulletin boards in my classroom. I'll have to see what I can dream up for my room.

Here's my Made4Math this week:

druin said...

Thank you! Added it to the post :)

raj kumar said...

This is really awesome and different idea and I will definitely apply this and I am here to discuss about algebra that is,It is that part of mathematics in which numbers and quantities in formulae and equations can be represented by letters and other symbols.