September Mathletics Master Class
We are excited to announce our September Mathletics Master Class recipient – Carolyn McKendrick, at George P. Nicholson Elementary.
School: Carolyn McKendrick, George P. Nicholson Elementary
Teacher: Grade 4/5
We were thrilled to learn how Ms. McKendrick has implemented Mathletics into her Grade 4/5 classroom. She tailors her teaching for individual students’ learning abilities. Ms. McKendrick is able to challenge her students based on their individual learning levels. Read on to learn how you can differentiate your class by using ability groups within Mathletics.
“Last year I taught a combined 4/5 class. At first I wasn’t sure how Mathletics would work with half of my class being registered in a different grade level, but soon I discovered how useful Mathletics could be for a combined class.”
With Mathletics you can differentiate your class and put all your students into ability groups according to their levels.
“As a part of my combined class programming, I rearranged some units (e.g. teaching area of rectangles with multiplication), so I decided to explore the ‘create a course’ function. This was very easy to do, and I could make my own units to match what I was doing in the classroom, blending the outcomes of each grade level. It was so easy, in fact, that I ended up making three different versions of of my Gr. 4/5 course – high (challenge), medium and low (below grade level or students with low confidence).”
You can monitor your students throughout the month/year make course level changes accordingly.
” These groupings were flexible, so I was able to move students around at any time. I moved students based on their individual levels of achievement rather than their enrolled grade. I was able to challenge students and their own levels, and found it very helpful to have the Mathletics activities coincide with my regular course work.
“Mathletics made this so easy, that I plan to explore this function again this year!”
Thank you to Ms. McKendrick for sharing.
Keep up the good work!
Do you have a fun or creative way you integrate Mathletics in your class? If so, you could be a Mathletics Master Class of the Month too!
Become the Mathletics Master Class of the Month
Do you love using Mathletics in your classroom? Do you use it in fun and creative ways? We want to hear from our 21st century classrooms!
Every month, we will be featuring a new Mathletics Master Class and it could be you. We want to share with our global community, the exciting ways you incorporate Mathletics in your classroom. The Mathletics Master Class will be featured in our newsletter, here on our blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. We want our global community to know how you are inspiring our youth to LOVE LEARNING!
The Mathletics Master Class of the Month will get^:
- A feature in our monthly newsletter
- A blog post sharing how Mathletics is used in your classroom
- Social media promotion of your class and school
- Opportunity to create a ‘celebration day’ to be included in our popular monthly Mathletics calendars
- A special Mathletics trophy for your class (maximum 1 trophy per class)
- An entry in the grand prize draw at the end of the year
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
- Subject line: Mathletics Master Class
- Your school, class and teacher name
- How long you’ve been using the program
- How you use Mathletics in your classroom. Be sure to include the following details:
- Share your engaging idea. Be sure to include how your fun and creative Mathletics ideas have impacted your classroom or school.
- Submit photos or videos of Mathletics being incorporated in your classroom or school ƚ
- *IDEA*: make this a shared writing activity with your students for a collaborative submission
All submissions will be reviewed by our Mathletics Marketing team and confirmation will be sent out prior to any information being published. Enter now for your chance to be the next Mathletics Master Class of the month.
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