Teaching Moments: Math Games

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As of next week, I will begin a teaching position doing math intervention for at risk students in a Harlem Public School.  I am incredibly, heart pumping excited for this next chapter in my teaching career.  My work in Harlem will be unlike any of my previous experiences as a Canadian public school teacher.   I am confident that as I work to teach my students mastery over the mathematical concepts that they will be teaching me equally as much about what it is to be a thoughtful, culturally aware, engaged educator.  I am eager to grow my professional competencies as I experience the grind and joys of inner city, urban teaching.  So with all the excitement in me building, and my patience to begin waning,  all I can do is start to plan by scouring my  math materials to see what might be applicable to my new students.  I have unearthed a few games that I have created and used in my math classroom that I thought I should share with the greater teaching world. Throughout my teaching career I have always struggled to find resources that reflect my exact vision for my curriculum or meet the precise, unique needs of my students.  So as a result I tend to devise all my own worksheets, games and handouts.  Often my creations are inspired by things I see done by others or a need I see arising in a child, but in the end I tailor my inspirations into something that aligns with my educational philosophy. So with that in mind, please use these resources, adapt them and if possible give me your feedback so I can better them in the future.   Continue reading “Teaching Moments: Math Games”