July 1, 2013

A Traveling Mathematician's Notebook and Winners :)

So...I've been on vacation for 5 days and already I managed to look at my first days of school plans...sick I know! Luckily, as I was reading I remembered an awesome activity that I would do with my class...

enter...The Traveling Mathematician's Notebook...

What is it? 
It is a plain composition notebook that is used to collect ideas about math. Everyday, ordinary tasks and routines with a math spin :)

The purpose of a traveling mathematician’s notebook is to help students make real world connections to math. They think about the tasks or situations they encounter each day and how those scenarios relate to math.

I always introduce the Traveling Mathematician's Notebook after reading aloud, Counting on Frank, by Rod Clement.
In the book Frank makes noticings about what's going on and then wonders about the scenario. It is the same thinking I want the students to use as they encounter math outside of school!

I created a Traveling Mathematician's Pack...here's a close-up of the other parts of the pack...

If you would like a copy of The Traveling Mathematician's Notebook pack, you can get it from TpT or TN :)

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1 comment:

  1. This is definitely worth reading, it proved to be very useful to me, thanks for sharing.

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