Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ch. 1 & 13

Chapter 1 - Instructional Activities: The Building Blocks for Effective Instruction

  • This chapter was about activities and how they are classified into four types that include developmental, practice, application and assessment. Overall I thought this chapter was real interesting for me because I have never really had a teaching class. I learned a lot that I didn't know nor probably would of ever guessed. "Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge" pretty must says it all. Overall, this will be very helpful for me in future experiences.

Chapter 13 - Effective Practice: Games and Activities for Practice and Fun

  • This chapter pretty much gave examples of games that could be played for any subject and/or difficulty. The "Match Me" game was real interesting to me. This caught my attention because just by taking a quick glance at the cards I would of never of guessed they all had the same number of dots, just arranged differently. This chapter will be a good reference for later and will indeed come in handy!


  1. I also thought the “Match Me” game was really interesting! I found both chapters to be very helpful especially because the text gives a lot of great ideas about how you can incorporate math activities in your classroom – very useful and effective!

  2. I think that you wrote a lot of really interseting things. I agree with everything you said and that these chapters will be very useful in the future! Nice Work!