All of our unit assessments are given online, so we really have to teach the kids to show their work on 'working paper.' We stress that the use of working paper is two-fold. It is a thinking space, above all, but it is also a back-up plan if the computer locks up and/or loses a test.
the Math Important Book has gone better than expected, so i am finding that i want to post about the pages i add to my book and some of the creative pages my kids are creating, but i didn't feel like i should be putting those on my foldable blog, so i have decided that my Math Important Book is important enough for its own blog :)
Last holiday break when i was reading Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book to my son I could barely concentrate on the story because of the thoughts of incorporating a MATH important book in my classroom. I'm sure he wondered what on earth was wrong with me as i fumbled through reading!
If you have never read Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book, i would suggest doing that first as it will make what follows make a lot more sense!