Problem of the Month (from insidemathematics.org) is something we started last year. It promotes school-wide math conversations, a shared math experience and a celebration of growth around the SMPs (Standards for Mathematical Practices).
Tomorrow is our first #POM of the year. ‘of the Month’ is a misnomer. We don’t do one each month. Our goal this year is four throughout the year. That’s perfect.
So tomorrow, I’ll cover the multi walls with amazing math work–posters, problems, drawings, diagrams and thinking. I can’t wait! And in the middle of our multi, I have math activities planned for our students. The whole event circles around the Measuring Up #POM. It starts with Stone Soup and ends with irregular measurements and equivalents.
I can’t wait! It’s my major kid-fix as the year rolls on. Two or three classes come into the multi where I greet them, acknowledge the work they did on our #POM, explain the Gallery Walk & Math Morning and set them loose. Then… the best part, I can visit and eavesdrop on their conversations! These kids have a lot to say about math and their reasoning. It’s great. Classes visit through the morning, up to lunchtime.
Stay tuned for a post #POM post tomorrow! I ❤ Math!