Math looks different in our classroom everyday.  Often it is incorporated into our current project (patterns in nature, seed sorting, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying – depending on where you are), and sometimes it is from a book, sometimes it’s a group game on the floor, sometimes it’s cooperative work, making a treasure map with 10 or 100 stops labelled before the treasure is found (once again depending on where you are).  And sometimes you just need your own space, a little distance, the lights off and then your wheels start whirling and voila’, you get the hang of place value in an instant.

Chase’s $$ place value work that he came up with all on his own.

Izzy measures and records.

Nora(h),( I’m officially adding the (h) because she wants to change the spelling of her name and she asked me to), Catalina and Adah work at the same pace in their new and coveted math workbooks.

Holden helps the K group with their dice addition game.

Atti getting into the game in a neat and orderly fashion.

Talking about place value with Michelle, figuring, figuring, figuring…

Because what inspires you, you also like to do during your free time, Chase made himself an office (I didn’t even see it come together) and continued to work through open classroom. And I pretended not to notice the stuff he took from my desk.