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