A perfect, quick activity for Math on Dot Day (or any day) would be Splat Math by Steve Wynborney. Splat! Math serves as a missing parts number talk. Number Talks are brief discussions (5-15 minutes) that focus on student solutions for a single, carefully chosen mental math computation problem. Students share their different mental math processes aloud while the teacher records their thinking visually on a chart or board. The teacher often names the strategies each student uses. Other students may question, critique, or build on the strategies that are shared.
Through Steve Wynborney's Splat! Math, students of all ability levels can engage in meaningful math conversations. On Steve's page, you'll find PowerPoints of his Splat! Math divided into a variety of mathematical levels ranging from groups of numbers up to 10 all the way up to Fraction Splat!
Dot Day Global Connections
Lastly, Dot Day is a time that classrooms around the world are looking to connect with other classrooms in some capacity. Several teachers have gathered together to create a Dot Day Global Connections. This Google Doc contains ideas for activities and connections that can be made around Dot Day, September 15th. The Dot Day Global Connections page is divided into categories based on time zones and grades. Many classrooms are working together to conduct Mystery Skypes, read The Dot together, and have discussions about how children of all ages can make their mark on the world.
We would be happy to help you with connecting with another class for Dot Day or an activity you have in mind. Please fill out this form which will help us gain more information of how we can help serve you!
How Can We Help You?
Contact us at any time to schedule planning for these activities or more:
- Connect on Twitter: Create your PLN!
- Mystery Skype
- Mystery Number Skype
- Global Connections
- Technology integration in classroom instruction (Whole group and small group)
- Typing Club
- Dot Day Activities
- Global Read Aloud activities and connections
- Google Apps for Education: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites
- Seesaw Digital Portfolios
- Digital Citizenship