Mr. Jones' Room

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

UPDATE: Man Vs. Food PrBL

It’s amazing how a simple comment/suggestion can shape a lesson. @mrjones_math Grams of protein, carbs, fat, color, price. With tons of data, they have to sort through the extra. What do you … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Number Gymnastics and Open Number Lines

Everyone in elementary math should get familiar with Exit 10a and the great stuff Joe Schwartz is doing. It’s been great seeing some things that I can then use in my … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man Vs. Food PrBL

This idea is in its infancy right now, just a random thought I put up on Twitter a few days ago. How about getting clips from man vs food challenges and … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cuisenaire Rods

The 2nd Graders have been working on measurement lately in their rooms so I figured I would do a little with measurement. But, measuring just for the sake of measuring … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modified Roll and Build

For those of you unfamiliar with the traditional Roll & Build from Illustrative Mathematics, you can take a look here. I followed a similar idea, but put it into practice … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finally Back in School…

After 2 days of Scoring Training, 3 days of Scoring, an interview and a professional development workshop, I am finally back at school. When I walked in, I was greeted … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Burger Experiment

  This is my first attempt at a PrBL activity. For those of you unfamiliar with Matt Vaudrey…you should check out his site here. He’s another person in MTBOS that inspires … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 5 Comments