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Lanyard Math

By: Mary Kienstra on: January 11, 2014  in: Collaboration, differentiation, Engagement, lanyard, Math

        My latest idea for improving math engagement is what I call, “Lanyard Math”.  Funny thing about this is that it is just the same problems from the student book – presented in a new format that makes them very engaging.         Lanyard math is actually an idea that […] Read more


Grade Less, Measure More

By: Mary Kienstra on: January 6, 2014  in: Engagement, grades, Math, measure

Grade Less, Measure More.This is going to be my mantra for the remainder of this school year and beyond.  I can measure student learning every day using many different kinds of tools:  my own observations, written work, student discussions, exit slips, or whatever is going on in class.  These are not necessarily graded measurements, but […] Read more


Happy New Year

By: Mary Kienstra on: January 3, 2014  in: Engagement, homework, Math

It’s time to get ready for the second “beginning” of the school year.  This beginning is without the fanfare of the August/September beginning, but is at least as important.  When our students come back to school in January, they already know the routines and expectations.  They should be ready to learn.  But… is it time […] Read more


By: Mary Kienstra on: <a href="http://marykienstra.com/36/">December 30, 2013</a>  in: Engagement, fun, Math

Welcome!Are you looking for ideas to make your math class more engaging?  more interesting?  more fun?  You know the more engaging your math class becomes, the more your students will learn.Subscribe or check back here often to see new ways to make your math class fun!  Read more