Part One: Introduction (11 minutes)
Why focus on building confidence?
About building confidence (2:25)
Appointment Clock activity (7:18)
Excellent Equivalents activity (10:07)
Resources: Appointment Clock Use * Appointment Clock * Excellent Equivalents Cards * Excellent Equivalents Code Sheet * Excellent Equivalents Games
Part Three: Questions (11 minutes)
Tips and Tricks to use Mastering the Basics successfully.
How long to use it for (0:56)
Teaching a combined class (1:50)
Weekly schedule (2:20)
Evaluation MTB vs. Math Minute (3:10)
Gifted students (4:24)
Student choice (11:11)
Resources: Reasons for Using BSTs * Guidelines for Mastery of the Basics * BST- Report on Basic Skills Test Record Sheet
Part Four: Basic Facts (5 minutes)
Reasons to focus on student mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
All the facts you need to know (0:15)
Record keeping (1:59)
Managing and recording skill tests (3:37)
Resources: Basic Facts Sheet * Guidelines for Mastery of the Basics * SAMPLE Triangular Flash Cards (Multiplication) * BLANK Triangular Flash Cards (Multiplication)
Part Five: Number Literacy (10 minutes)
Place value and the ability to read and represent numbers.
Reading 3-digit numbers (0:48)
Writing numbers (4:52)
Reading any number (5:17)
Reading numbers teaches place value (8:25)
Place value chart (9:44)
Resources: Teaching how to read numbers * How to say any 3-digit number * How to say any number * Place value chart * Number literacy practice * Place value and rounding Grade 5 * Place value and rounding Grade 6 * Numeration test * Numeration test rewrite
Part Eight: Vertical Number-Line and Estimating (6 minutes)
Focusing in on Estimation and using the Vertical Number Line.
Showing relative size for whole numbers (1:41)
Showing relative size for decimals (2:27)
Estimating using rounding and powers of 10 (3:23)
Resources: Vertical number lines * Decimal vertical number lines * Practising multiplying by powers of ten * Using powers of ten to understand multiplication
Part Nine: Double-Digit Multiplication and Factor Pairs (9 minutes)
Representing and understanding the multiplication-factor link.
Expanded short-for multiplying (3:06)
Examination of factor-pairs (4:40)
Fantastic Factors page (5:45)
Factor Frenzy games (9:23)
Resources: Times-table knowledge * Factors and Multiples Theory * Factoring to demystify numbers * Double digit with decimals Grade 5 * Fantastic factors page 1 * Fantastic Factors page 1 key * Fantastic factors page 2 * Fantastic Factors page 2 key * Factor frenzy game