Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Math Journals - Section 1: Math Journals in the Classroom


The math journals I use in my classroom contain prompts to promote problem solving and class discussion. When we work in our math journals, students are covering a multitude of Common Core standards and mathematical practices, which is why I love using them. During journal time, students are given the opportunity to record their mathematical thinking in various ways.

  The Importance of Math Journals
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: The Importance of Math Journals
Loading resource...

Math Journals

Unit 6: First Week of Kindergarten
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: Students will attend to higher level problem solving with the use of a math journal.

Big Idea: Kindergartners love working together to solve problems. Using the math journal creates a feeling of accomplishment for eveyone involved

  Print Lesson
33 teachers like this lesson
Similar Lessons
Kindergarten Math » Count & Compare
Big Idea: Kindergarteners need to learn how to compare quantities. This lesson makes it personal and fun for the kids to grasp. It is an introductory level lesson.
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
Dawn Gunn
Got Bones?
Kindergarten Science » Me, Myself and I
Big Idea: Students get familiar with the human skeleton by labeling major bones.
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
Joanne  Clapp
Heading Back
1st Grade Math » Counting & Comparing
Big Idea: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Now Stop and Turn It Around! That is the idea today as the students are introduced to the idea of counting back to 1.
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
Thomas Young
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload