Daily Math Investigations Part 2 took place in Surrey on November 21, 2013. Around 70 dedicated teachers left their classrooms and report card writing (some very eager for a break) to explore, discover, share and network together.

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The focus of the session was on ‘Rich Routines’ from Daily Math Investigations.

Rich Routines are:

open-ended thinking tasks done in larger groups

more structured, but not boring

concepts worth revisiting

increase in complexity as they are explored over and over

active and engaging for all students

Rich Routines are questions/investigations posed during a whole group time. We have suggested a variety of routines that are predictable in nature but are engaging and open-ended enough to meet the needs of all the students. Here are some of the routines we discussed from the resource:

- All About Number
- Cuisenaire Investigations
- Exploring the Open Number Line
- Exploring the 100’s chart
- Numbers of the Day
- Counting Collections
- Messing with Data
- Sort it Out
- Teeter Totter Tales

Check out the new Entry Tasks that were introduced at yesterday’s session.

Many of the tasks were taken from the Numeracy Centre Fun section of the blog.

Enjoy and remember to …

Get them engaged

Get them thinking

Get them reasoning