January 12, 2023

Fun Visual Math Puzzles

Join Cassandra Hayes, a math teacher in Fortuna Elementary School District, Fortuna, California, and a teacher consultant for the Redwood Writing Project, as she introduces an exciting math lesson to build algebraic thinking skills using “Visual Emoji Math Puzzles.” Suitable for third grade through high school, this math lesson fosters algebraic thinking. Replace variables with emojis for a fun twist.

Four Corners

Discover the “Four Corners” activity with teacher leader Jennifer Schafran. This versatile classroom technique encourages active engagement and builds trust and community. It can be a quick five-minute exercise or an extended lesson based on debatable statements. Watch your students discuss, listen, and even change their minds while making learning interactive and enjoyable.

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