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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tried It Tuesday {Math Review for Testing}

Well, I almost forgot about Tried It Tuesday in my sickness slumber. Taking a break from my nap to try and get caught up with my neglected blog. My daughter caught this virus over a week ago and she was stuck on the couch for FOUR days (very unlike her!). Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, AND she got pink eye. Now I have it and haven't eaten since Saturday. This is day two home from school. The temps reached over 70 here yesterday for the first time since last year sometime and I was stuck inside in bed all day. :( This too shall pass I tell myself but I wish it would hurry!

It's Time for Tried It Tuesday! 
What have you tried at school or home?
If you've never linked up with Tried It Tuesday, just link up any idea school or home related and what worked or didn't work. Simple! 

My Tried It:
Math Review for Testing
We are in full state testing mode here in New York. The ELA exam is this week and next week is the math exam. I thought I would share some resources that I have found for review.

This Fourth Grade Math Year in Review resource by Ideas by Jivey is a great handout for students and parents! Shown below is the first page of the ten page handout.
It is a study guide that give examples and definitions of all fourth grade Common Core skills in math. There are even options of pages to send home for multiplication depending on how your students learn the skill (partial products and one for the lattice method).

Of course, what test prep would be complete without more practice solving word problems? Our state test is comprised of almost all word problems. These Multiple Choice Task Cards Whole Number Operations by Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans are a great way to amp up your review of word problems in a fun, engaging way!
I have also been using Math Moves: Daily Spiral Review by Fun in Room 4B. Each spiral review page covers all 5 domains every week. I started using this late in the year but it could be used all year. There are also separate weekly assessment pages covering the same standards from the daily work for the week. I am using it right now as spiral review for homework but would also work great for morning work. Check it out!
Our district also purchases the Common Core Coach books by Triumph Learning and I have pulled a few lessons from here to cover standards that I thought were lacking in the GoMath series.

Do you have other resources that you have found to be great for review of skills from the year?
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

This link up will be open for the month! Link up once or more than once! Thanks friends. :)