CCSS Archives - Mary Kienstra

Math Engagement with Halloween Candy

By: Mary Kienstra on: November 6, 2014  in: #tlap, CCSS, Engagement

Every year, the students at my school donate their extra Halloween candy to the local USO.  As so many projects, it started small and has grown in scope and volume every year.  Our students are generous as community contributors.  They take great pride in the amount of candy they contribute. One great motivator: the class […] Read more

Greg Tang Math: SATIS-FRACTION Tournament

By: Mary Kienstra on: February 23, 2014  in: CCSS, Engagement, iPads, Math, tournament

You just never know what will hook students and get them involved in the learning.  This week, my students were absolutely obsessed with a fraction game on  The skill they were practicing was multiplying and dividing fractions.  They were “playing” the game SATIS-FRACTION.   We are preparing for the state tests here in Illinois. […] Read more