I hope you will consider joining the conversation.
Today is our last week of school and I'm beginning to think about summer; projects around the house, hobbies to reconnect with, time with my girls and time to be. This list doesn't include anything about teaching but I've been thinking of things to work on during the summer and I recently read a great post - Number Lines, Part 2 over at Becoming the Math Teacher You Wished You'd Had by Tracy Zager. I found the work she shared around number lines fascinating and inspiring. I had never thought about showing and modeling intervals in our lives for students.
As I returned to second grade this year, I've been muddling through lots of new standards and trying to understand them. Since reading Tracy's post one of my summer plans is to collect pictures of intervals to help make Measurement and Data Standard B.6 visual; Represent whole numbers as lengths form 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0, 1, 2,... and represent-whole number sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.
However, she inspired me to think about other math areas where intervals are integral; number lines, analog clocks, arrays, rulers, graphs, and measuring cups. I was also inspired to think about places I see intervals or encounter them within my own life. While cleaning my house blinds last night, I discovered intervals.
I'm so excited to join #intervalchat and make that part of our Math Monday posts.
Also, if you tweet about your Math Monday post, don't forget to use #mathmonday!