Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Math Activities

Students are most motivated to learn in September, at which time I recommend a technique known as front-loading. By introducing a new topic in September, students realize that you intend to challenge them. This sets the tone for the school year. However, as the holiday season approaches, students tend to get distracted and attendance might dip. This is a great time to review and spiral topics. Below are some resources to help you with this endeavor.

  1. My in-depth lessons, worksheets and games are great activities for reviewing and spiraling.
  2. Holiday math activities can also help students stay focused on learning. For example, my Veteran's Day Math and Thanksgiving Math activities.
  3. Shopping is a big holiday activity. You can connect it to math with my article on Shopping Goodies