Get your students' day off to an engaging and interesting start with these highly effective Morning Jumpstarts for math! These lessons are suitable for students in grade 2 and are available in eBook and regular book formats. The collection includes 50 two-page activities with sections like Number Place, Fast Math, Think Tank, Data Place and Puzzler. In addition to helping students establish effective work routines, these activities help them develop and hone key math skills like computation and fluency, interpreting data, place value, solving word problems and logic and critical thinking.
Included in this lesson is a section called How to Use This Book, which provides tips for making the most of the activities in its pages. Although its title suggests using them first thing in the morning, these activities are really suitable for use any time of day.
When is the best time for a Jumpstart activity?
• At the start of the school day, as a way to help children settle into the day's routines.
• Before lunch, as children ready themselves for their midday break.
• After lunch, as a calming transition into the afternoon's plans.
• Toward the end of the day, before children gather their belongings to go home, or as homework!