December is here and that means a new Math Monthly Challenge!
We are pleased to invite you to join Math Monthly for December!
What is Math Monthly?
As you may know, we’ve created 60 standards-aligned math activities available for subscribers of Class Connect to assign to students in their Blockly app. Each month, we present a new set of math activities for teachers to assign. At the end of the month, teachers who assigned at least one of the activities are sent a badge and a certificate to post in their classrooms.
It’s easy to join in on the fun.
Click Count Me In and sign up for December’s challenge! Then sign into Class Connect and locate the December math activities outlined below (they are hyperlinked) and assign them to your students!
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DECEMBER: Math Monthly
December 1st – 31st
By the Way! We're Offering a Student-Facing Live, Math Activity Webinar for Hour of Code!
When: Thursday, December 9, 1:00 PM EST
This year, for Hour of Code, our very own Bryan Miller will host a live, online lesson for kids in grades 1-5. He’ll walk students through one of our exciting, story-based Math Activities, called Identify Shape Patterns. Their understanding of the relationships within a pattern will allow them to visualize the shape that Dash will have to “skate” out in the competition.Join us for this fun, engaging, and standards-aligned event and see how easy it is to integrate coding and mathematics with Class Connect!
To learn more about it and how to join the broadcast, visit our Hour of Code page where you can also access additional free resources!
Math Monthly FAQ
What is Math Monthly?
Math Monthly is designed to support educators with a guided implementation of our new Class Connect math activities.
The program is a series of monthly implementation options based on grade level and math topics. We are aligning the month with the core content/standards that are typically being completed in the classroom during a given month. Monthly emails will be sent with the suggested activities. At the end of each month, all educators who actively participated by assigning at least one of the activities to their students will receive a badge and certificate to post in the classroom and share with students.
How do I locate the math monthly recommended activities?
There are two ways to find out what are the recommended grade-level activities for the month. Make sure you sign up to receive email reminders by clicking “Count Me In” and/or check back here for the monthly blog post.
What if I already have assigned some of the activities that were recommended for the month?
No worries! If you already assigned/completed the activities earlier this school year, we will be able to include you as having participated. Keep planning as you see fit for your class and use this as a suggested implementation guide.
What if I can’t assign all of the activities for the month?
If you are unable to complete all the activities in the month, no problem! As long as you’ve assigned at least 1 of the recommended month’s math activities, you will receive an email with recognition at the end of the month.
Do the activities have to be completed by all students by the end of the month to count?
Activities can be completed when students are told to complete them by you, the teacher. We are looking to see that they were assigned in the given month.
Can I just do this with some of my students?
Yes! Assign the activities as you see fit. You can assign them to a few students or the whole class based on individual needs. Use the activities to reinforce skills previously taught or follow up a lesson with these as additional supplemental practice.
Why assign all math monthly activities?
If you follow the guided implementation that we have outlined, you will be able to use our math activities for the entire school year. We have laid out the progression for you.