When I taught Kindergarten, we always took time to do our daily math board as part of our Calendar routine. This was a way to practice so many essential math skills every day.
When I moved to teach older grades, I created a Daily Math Board for our class to use for older students.
The idea of a daily routine is the same, but the work is more advanced and is done on a dedicated white board. We reviewed 9 concepts daily, and changed them slightly as the year went on.
By the end of the year, all concepts were still fresh and more deeply understood. The daily exposure makes all the difference! Incorporating our Daily Math Board had a significant impact on my students’ overall math sense and skills.
I would highly recommend trying this with your class, even if you only have 10 or 15 minutes each day. Simply adapt your Daily Math Board to the outcomes for your grade level, and squeeze in 10 minutes a day to practice. I use a white board as pictured above, but any space will do.
We also use a written component. After our Daily Math Board meeting, students work on a page from their Math Board Workbook. The single page each day is a review of what we have just discussed together as a group. Other times, we use this written record of their understanding as a warm up.
I also use the math board pages for assessment. I can easily identify gaps in understanding for math concepts. It can be used as a quick test, and it’s very effective. Students are familiar and confident with the format. If students are struggling, I will send it home to work on with parents.
Daily Math Board Sets
This pack is a bonus pack within my Word Problems Unit 10 of the full year Math Program.
You can take a closer look HERE.