We had spring pictures today, so our time was short. I decided to just make a game of doing a little bit of elapsed time review. One of the products in my TpT store was perfect for this.
I pulled out the problem cards from the game and used them under the document camera. They worked the problem in their journals (with lots of coaching to use an open number line) and had to justify their answer to the class. It made for a great little review. A highlight of the morning was one of my students having the solution to a problem in about 5 seconds. The other kids were blown away; not only were they slower, but this young man told them the answer and how he got it (mental math). They applauded! You see, he is from Saudi Arabia. He came a few months ago speaking one word of English: bathroom! He still speaks only a little English, but he has a good understanding of mathematical concepts.
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