This year I am excited to have some fresh ideas that will bump up the engagement and relevancy of daily data! Over the years I have used magnetic student numbers for all sorts of convenient things like behavior, jobs, VIP, youknowthedrill…
But now I am going to change things up! I am excited to share some new ideas with you.
This is a new way for me to help my students remember and understand odd and even.
Rather than giving students a student number based on their names or alphabetical order, I am going to give students their numbers by gender. Boys odd girls even (doesn’t matter which you choose)
Now I can say odds line up and see my boys. Or evens may go back to the table first and see my girls. When we need to break into two lines at a moment’s notice, I can say odds and evens! Ok, I guess I could always do this, but now it makes it easy to see if they are getting it right 😉 This is just one more way for my students to see a pattern, then relate and apply it to life. #nailedit
We will use these numbers for a daily check in. It could be attendance time or just a math meeting time in your day.
Now we are ready to take our data and analyze it. At the start of the year, we work on tally marks so here I show how we can analyze using tallies.
Class data can be analyzed in so many ways. We just need to take our focus skills and infuse them into the analyzing! Tally marks, graphing, greater than less than, How many more? How many less? You name it!
Because the numbers are odd and even, you can layer on more than one skill when analyzing your daily data! #forthewin #score
Integrate more by making it a part of your lesson altogether. Here’s an idea for a journal prompt. Students see the box with the number 1, then draw and write the rest in their journal.
So here’s what you need to get started.
If you would like the odds and evens you can get them here.
Do you have a data wall? Or more ideas? I would love to know!