Because I consider place value concepts to be the foundation of so much that we do in 3rd grade I decided to start there. On Monday I gave a pre-test on the math benchmark from our state standards. This is the standard we taught at the beginning of this year, so we expect our students to be able to do pretty well on this. Scores ranged from 0 - 80!
I divided the students into three groups. They will rotate through three activities - direct instruction with me at a teacher station, intervention activities on the computer, and a math work station where they will work together on an activity. Our activity this week is my Place Value at the Beach activity; I can assign them a first, second, or third grade set of cards for a matching game. This has been my most popular free product. Click my blog button to get it for yourself.