Monday, June 30, 2014

#Made4Math - Processing Ring

It's Monday again! I can't believe that summer is almost halfway over for me... EEKKK! I have spent most of June out of town at workshops, which has given me some time to think and reflect on my year. Last summer, one of my focal points was formative assessment and FA is definitely still at the forefront of my mind. One of my #Made4Math projects last year was a flipchart folder of ideas to use in my classroom, but unfortunately, I did not utilize the folder nearly enough. It often stayed in my school bag instead of being out on my desk where I would use it. This year, I decided to try something smaller to encourage myself to use the strategies more.

If you read yesterday's post, you saw this tweet:

That tweet led me to do some more research and I found this link of tons of instructional strategies. This focus on mini-processing strategies ended up with the creation of this:

On the inside, each strategy has a card and the instructions are on the back:

I'm pretty sure either Rachel or Pam posted a similar idea last year, so this is not original to me, but I'm really hoping that my "Ring'O'Strategies" is used more often this year since it's now small enough to go on my desk in a prominent place... :)

Don't forget to check out the other Made4Math projects this week!


Sarah Hagan said...

Love it! I need to add something like this to my summer project list!

Mary Cummins said...

What a great idea! I love how it's so handy. I definitely need to make something like this. Thanks for sharing!

Shelley Carranza said...

I need one of these too! I also like the flipchart folder from Made4Math. Can't wait to make my own.