25th February, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 15 Comments
Not all inquiry is based in the science classroom. My students have learned so much through a math program called Math Out of the Box®. It is a K-5 inquiry based math curriculum filled with engaging, hands-on activities based on the latest research about how children learn. I love how it has reading and writing connections embedded within every lesson. It arrives with everything that I need to get my year rolling. The students are engaged and look forward to every lesson. Sometimes, I cannot get them to lunch on time because they refuse to stop. That has made my center planning much easier because I just move the lesson manipulatives over to the math station and they are already familiar with the concept. They could work for hours using the materials if I had the time. Are any of you using the program in your classroom? I would love to hear which lesson is your favorite. Here is a copy of the Geometry Journal if you want to try it out with your kids.
Bright Idea Geometry Journal for Third Graders PDF version