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Ms. Kathleen Lincoln

Child Development Centers

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Ms. Toby S. Librande

Early Learning Transition Model

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Ms. Linda Lambert

Milpitas Family Literacy Project

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Milpitas, CA 95035

 

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Milpitas, CA 95035

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BoardMath®

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BoardMath® is a large-group math teaching strategy for Pre-K through 8th grade which is executed using a classroom white-board.  As the Region 4 System of District and School Support  BoardMath® webpage explains, “Instruction is focused on daily preview and review of essential mathematics content standards in all strands … features repeated teacher modeling, high whole-class student engagement, and emphasizes grade-level rigor, academic language and a deep understanding of mathematical operations.

BoardMath® has been taught throughout the Milpitas Unified School District for a number of years in selected schools and classrooms and recently was added to the Milpitas Child Development Centers (CDC)s and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classrooms curricula.  By integrating BoardMath® in a developmentally appropriate fashion using DRDP (for Pre-K) and K Common Core State Standards (for TK) the students gain the benefit of math content practice and get a jumpstart on learning the routines and rhythms of BoardMath®.  Getting in the BoardMath® habit early enhances student’s later transitions to the next grade level classrooms – BoardMath® time will be a familiar friend to these early adopters!

BoardMath - Let's Learn How

BoardMath® was originally designed to help solidify math knowledge around the Content Standards, rather than the Common Core, so many of the BoardMath® resources still refer to the Content Standards.  Don’t let that deter you, however, from considering implementing BoardMath® in your classroom next year.

BoardMath - MUSD style!

Want to watch some local teachers do their thing with BoardMath® and their classroom students?  Here are three Milpitas teachers leading their students through BoardMath® sessions.  Kudos to Ms. Jen Grubaugh, Ms. Shirley Jou and Ms. Katie Roscrow and their enthusiastic participants!

Kindergarten and Ms. Grubaugh

Kindergarten and Ms. Jou

2nd Grade and Ms. Roscrow

Early Learning Transition Model ~ Generously funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation 2012-2013

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BoardMath - Use Your Noodle

BoardMath® employs a useful problem solving strategy procedure to help students logically approach problem solving in a step by step fashion.  Take a look at this poster to get an idea of how students in a BoardMath® setting march their way through math problems.

BoardMath - Visual Supports for Early Learners

Math Action Charts provide additional handy reference points for students in a BoardMath® environment.  You can print these out, laminate them, place them near the white board area and refer to them to help your early learners see their math actions.  Do your students wonder, "What does the subtraction symbol look like? How does subtraction work?"  If so, quick!  Download these handy posters and tack them up, pronto!

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BoardMath - Resource Gallery around the Web

Here are some websites to check out for more BoardMath® fun!

 

  • Region 4 System of District and School Support (R4SDSS) is the official home of BoardMath® and BoardLanguage® - visit their site for BoardMath® training resources, downloadables and even an online supplies store where you can buy BoardMath® supplies!

 

  • Mount Diablo Unified School District is rocking BoardMath® on their district website here.  Check out their resources by age group and get a chance to view their BoardMath® class videos (including kindergarten, first and second grade classes!).