Mr. Jones' Room

1st-4th Math Coach Constantly Searching for New Ideas

Square Tile Pyramid

Act I How many tiles do you think are in this square pyramid? Write an estimate that is too high. Write an estimate that is too low. Act II Useful … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tiles – 3 Act Task

This is a 3-Act that stemmed from one of the Estimation Visuals I created around my room this year. This is very similar to Andrew Stadel’s File Cabinet 3 Act. … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tallest Buildings in the World Lesson

I’ve become somewhat obsessed…ok, not somewhat, extremely obsessed with estimation lately. As I’ve done more with my 1st-4th graders, I’ve realized that many students have no idea how to estimate. Activities like Andrew Stadel … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Line Plots, Maps, and Expectations.

In 4th grade, the students are working on measurement and data. I was thinking of ways I could combine the two and decided to try and print out maps of … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Multiplying Fractions – 3 Act-ish Activity

UPDATE: Student work from the lesson itself is down below all the slides. I think it went relatively well. The students had a hard time coming up with some of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Few People That Inspired Me Today…

It is very difficult to find a teaching job on or near Long Island. We’ve been searching for jobs since the Spring of 2011. By we, I mean my fiancé … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

VERY Premature Post of the Seinfeld Bottle Deposit PrBL

Update: After some feedback this is where I’m at with this lesson. I don’t know that I’m going to give them all the formulas/equations/information. Those may turn into blank slides … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 9 Comments