It can be difficult to fit in all of the different skills and topics that students in our special education classroom need. We need to be sneaky and clever in order to do it! We need to find a way to avoid behaviors that math and writing might trigger. We also need be clever about how to fit it all in. Here is a way to combine math and writing for quick practice.
In my last post, I talked about ways to sneak in extra writing practice. One of the ways we sneak extra practice in to our day is through question on the day. Here is an example of one of the questions we have done.
You can extend a simple this or that question of the day by having the students tally the responses.
Next, we graphed the responses from our tally marks.
It was great practice for representing responses different ways, counting, number identification and making and counting tally marks. Once our graph was complete, we discussed which activity got more votes, which color was least, etc. Have students both generate statements comparing the graph data as well as answer questions based on the graph data.
Need more practice at comparing numbers? Check out these ideas by clicking the pictures.