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Old 06-19-2010, 08:59 PM
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So I am thinking about doing a "Math" classroom theme for next year. Any cool ideas?

Since I teach only math (2nd to 6th graders), I decided I want to a theme around math. I'm not incredibly creative, however. I was thinking about putting up pictures of men and women mathematicians. I also want to put up a math BB that relates math to pretty much any career. I guess I just need you creative people to get my brain rolling here.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:04 PM
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You could go to the dollar store and buy flash cards and use them as border for your bulletin boards...I saw this in a class and it was really cute.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:16 PM
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You could go to the dollar store and buy flash cards and use them as border for your bulletin boards...I saw this in a class and it was really cute.
cute! See, I need you guys for these cute, simple ideas.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:38 AM
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When I had a homeroom, I always had a "Math Code" bulletin board. I divided it into 4 sections, one for each operation, and filled in the sections with key words and phrases relating to the operations--sum, product, difference, how many altogether, how many more, etc.

I also had a challenge problem posted each week--logic problem, brain teaser, etc. The students would put their solutions into an envelope and every Friday I drew one paper out--if the answer was correct, the student won a small prize (gummy bear, piece of licorice, sticker on a sticker chart, pencil, etc)
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:02 AM
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I put up a Problem of the Week on my bulletin board. It's normallly something fun- a brain teaser sort of problem.

It's typed onto one sheet of paper, with the solution on another, facing back to back. They both go into a plastic sheet protector that's stapled onto the board.

So the kids can read the puzzle, work it out, then check their answers (Or just cheat... some do. But that's OK-- they're at least seeing how it would be done!)
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:53 PM
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Just a few thoughts: if you have a place for them to take things from call it the "subtract" bin and if you have a turn in bin call it the "add" bin.

I would number all the areas in your room with big and different numbers like ordinal, roman numeral, etc.

Maybe you can name the different areas of the room some sort of math term, measurement mile, fraction station, number alley, etc.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:06 PM
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:12 PM
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Thanks guys!!!! Keep them coming. I am definitely liking these ideas.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:15 PM
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If you had a board that post student's work, you can title it "Math~nificent Work"
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:13 PM
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You could have a mathematician of the week. Or you could have a "Mathopoly" board as part of some type of incentive.
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