### Skittles Math....Keeping Kids Motivated!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO READ ABOUT MORE GREAT IDEAS THAT SPARK STUDENT MOTIVATION AT HEAD OVER HEELS FOR TEACHING! It is that time of year when students start to get restless. They are ready for spring to be sprung! Here in Ontario, mother nature is not taking the hint. We are still experiencing below zero temperatures and even last week there was snow! Novelty really helps keep middle school aged student motivated. Candy usually appeals to ALL students, so I decided to try a new…

### Fifth grade math station at Scarborough Elementary

Love this math station I spotted in 5th grade recently. Students use playing cards to find range, median, and mode. Fun and simple activity!

### Graphing Posters and Interactive Notebook INB Set

This poster and interactive notebook (INB) set includes posters covering bar graphs, double line graph, pictographs, picture graph, line graphs, double line graph, circle graphs, frequency tables, sector graph, stem and leaf plots, histograms, dot plots, and box and whisker plots. This set also incl...

### Monday Math Literature Volume 37

Give your students a hands on introduction to making circle graphs with this fun math and literature connection!

### A First Day Statistics Activity

I have the honor of again teaching our undergraduate statistics course in the School of Education, better known here as EDUC 4716 Basic Statistical Methods. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the course is that it's not required for any education programs, minors, or certificates. Instead, the course attracts students largely from the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (who don't need it to graduate, but do need it to apply to grad school or, more recently, to get…

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### Mr. Potato Head in MATH?

Using Mr. Potato Head to..... Introduce Combinations & Permutations Unit: 1. Give each student group a set of Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds. (I remove 1 of the round bodies in the set since it is a duplicate....but this activity is easily differentiated by taking away more spud bud pieces....) 2. Challenge the students to create as many combinations as they can in a given time. (Answer = 54!) 3. Have the students list their combinations in a chart. For example: Body | Feet | Face | Ears/Hat 1…

### Data, information, knowledge, wisdom

I often get the opportunity to talk with teachers about teaching and best practice. It’s one of my favorite things. Small groups, large groups, one on one. It doesn’t matter. Having con…