## Launching Brief

This one-page guide will help you remember what foundation lessons to teach before launching Math by Myself and what essential behaviors need to be placed on the I-chart.

**Material setup and cleanup | Choose materials to use | Review and/or teach 1–2 math activities | Post each math activity on the math choie board | What to do when you need help**

These prerequisite lessons set the stage for productive and engaged rounds of Math by Myself, which is one of three authentic math choices that help students reach their math goals. Select a topic below to browse supportive resources.

Activities and games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts, deepen mathematical understanding, and cultivate mathematical reasoning skills.

To maintain independence, students may need additional prerequisite skills before launching Math by Myself.

Tool kits are introduced so that students know where to find them, how to choose and use tools, and how to put them away.

Math fluency and stamina can come to a screeching halt when a student gets stuck. This important lesson will help them make strides instead of stumble.

Once foundation lessons have been learned, a joyful and successful launch can commence. Primarily activity based, Math by Myself provides kinesthetic practice that helps students develop deep conceptual understanding and mathematical proficiency.

Through this systematic, explicit teaching, all students develop independence and build stamina for this valuable activity that fosters independent learning and success.

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Lesson on connecting cubes.

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This lesson, which matches a sixth-grade standard, would be of value to younger students performing above grade level, older students performing below grade level, and students in grade six.

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Students build computation and estimation skills with this simple card game.

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Need a great game for developing number sense, fact fluency, and strategic thinking? Check out Canoga.

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This math activity provides practice determining if the number of objects in a group is odd or even.

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This activity provides practice finding the value of an unknown number.

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Students create and solve problems designed around math concepts being studied.

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This activity provides practice writing solutions in slope-intercept form and plotting possible solutions on a coordinate plane.

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