MANSON NORTHWEST WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
1030 Main St., Manson, IA | Central Office 712-469-2202 | Jr/Sr High 712-469-2245 | Elementary 515-542-3211 | Consortium School 515-576-6967
Math at MNW Elementary
We have a variety of ways to teach math and support math learning for our students. At MNW Elementary we believe in a growth mindset. Everyone can learn math, and be successful with mathematics. Our MNW Elementary math team includes our elementary principal, teacher leader, several classroom teachers, and one of the secondary math teachers. We work together to support our staff with the implementation of math instruction and curriculum.
enVision packs a unique one-two punch. Lessons start with Problem-Based Learning (PBL), where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is followed by Visual Learning to solidify the underlying math concepts. It's the best way to help kids better understand math ideas.
Number talks are short (5 - 15 minutes) lessons based around number sense topics. They can be done any time during math class, or throughout the day when you have time to squeeze them in. Examples include:
Choral skip counting
Class problem solving/sharing strategies
Using ten frames
Dreambox is a virtual math program that we use to supplement our math instruction. It is grade-level based, but moves with the students at their level, depending on how they are performing on the lessons.
Here is the link for students to play Dreambox. All students have their own usernames and passwords, which can be obtained from their classroom teacher.