Help Wanted bulletin board. Pockets with classroom job descriptions. Write student names on craft sticks and place them in appropriate pocket. Fun and easy way to switch up student jobs throughout the year.

TPE b) Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Grades Awesome cooperative learning math strategy from The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark! Students work in teams to solve a math problem on a balloon using as many strategies as possible!

I use math journals in my Math Workshop. I like the idea of using Math Journal Sentence starters with my students. This would serve as a great way to incorporate writing in math and allow students to expand their thinking.

Effective math talk starts with building a classroom environment that welcomes discussions of different math strategies. Enhance your class with math talks!