A problem solving approach engages the senses to inspire visualization and engagement. When students have to puzzle and think, they build conceptual memories that last. Finger Fold Puzzles are a way to engage in daily practice that focuses on Distributive Property, Commutative Property and building Mental FLUENCY with facts.
My newest set of BERCS cards are built around MULTIPLICATION FACT PUZZLES.. Wow what fun! We tried them out at Spirit of the North School this week… Really engaged in some having to think hard with a follow up practice sheet to maintain daily records.
We are practicing every day and the results speak for themselves. Students are confident in their knowledge and understandings of multiplication facts, connections to division and their ability to demonstrate and apply the DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY.
This Vimeo will give you a feel for how we are working in Grade 4. It’s raw, because it’s real kids in real classrooms.