• # Visual Models for Strategic Reasoning

The use of Rekenreks as visual models will strenghen students' strategic reasoning and math skills. These tools will give students a better foundation to help increase their number sense and math related problem solving.

• # Fraction Tower Equivalency Cubes

Using fraction tower cubes will provide students with a hands on way to interact and better comprehend the concept of fractions. Teaching students using these interlocking fraction tower cubes will help them understand the size of fractions, how fractions are added and subtracted, and their relationship to decimals and percents.

• # Rolling the Dice in Math and Reading

Dice will be used to engage and support students' learning in math and reading. These wipe off dice can reinforce lessons and can be easily reused and manipulated depending on the class and grade level.

• # Math in Action

This program will help students retain and apply math concepts through spiral reviews implemented on a daily basis.

• # Math Master Minds

Through the use of math tools, math literature sets, and CDs, students will be able to improve their math, writing, and communication skills. Because these skills are linked to problem solving, students will also learn the importance of writing and math and involved in problem solving.

• # Building Critical Thinking Through Games

Logic or strategy based board games are a fun way to teach students valuable skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Students can test different logic strategies and learn skills that will serve them beyond the classroom.

• # Math Games Galore

Students can learn critical thinking using fun games involving math! Hands-on experience with these math related games can give students the chance to exercise and enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

• # Math Racking Our Brains

The Rekenrek, or Math Rack, is a useful tool to help students visualize mathemathical concepts and improve their ability to make mental math solutions. Providing visual and tactile examples of math functions, like adding and subtracting, using the Math Racks can reinforce and strengthen students' learning.

• # We "Otter" Play Math Games

Math games allow students to reinforce concepts learned while having fun! During their weekly math intervention, students can play games with their classmates to emphasize important math lessons.

• # Enriching the Resources

The math resource library at Olson Elementary will provide useful resources for teachers to utilize during campus intervention and enrichment. Teachers will be able to use these resources to provide necessary attention to different groups of students and target areas where students need more instruction.

• # Games for Your Brain of All Ages

Engaging dice games allow students to practice and enhance the strategies used during math computation and problem solving. The dice games also help students gain confidence in their math and problem solving skills, which is important in their academic success.

• # Building Fact Fluency with Critical Thinking

K-6 students will participate in daily fact fluency activities to help build strategies and critical thinking. Teachers can monitor the progress of students and challenge them with individual activities.

• # Marvelous Math Masters

Math tools such as the Lakeshore Double Dice and a Hands-On Regrouping Kit allow students at Story to explore math concepts and solve problems with interactive learning. These fun tools can be used in a variety of ways to show students that learning math can be fun!

• # Wanted: Math Maniacs

The use of dice, math games, and other hands-on materials can make it easier for students to learn and comprehend concepts in the classroom. Being able to play with tangible tools can empower students to master skills and be prepared for the future!