The three days of **Math Camp** last week went very well. We did a lot of problem solving, looked at **Universal Design for Learning (UDL)**, as well as took away some great resource books.

As you begin a new school year with students, remember that it is important to **build a community of problem solvers**. Students need to feel safe in the classroom or they will not want to take the risks involved in trying to solve problems. They need to learn some **strategies and tools** that will help them solve problems, problems which are challenging enough to make them think, but not so challenging that they have no entry point for individual students. In fact, **problems with multiple entry points** are needed. This is where UDL comes into the picture.

I promised some **clean copies** of things we used during the sessions, so I will post those here. I will also add links to some of the reference pages we referred to during the sessions. Remember that the **Marcy Cook samples** all came from her website, and that I “reduced” the size from the original to fit two activities on a page. Thus for the smaller versions of the activities we used the smaller version of the 0-9 digits.

Marcy Cook sample page #1 K-2

Marcy Cook sample page #2 K-2

Marcy Cook sample page #1 gr 3-5

Marcy Cook sample page #2 gr 3-5

Marcy Cook sample page #1 gr 6-8

Marcy Cook sample page #2 gr 6-8

0-9 digit sheet — 1 inch squares

0-9 digit sheet — 3/4 inch squares

Link to Marcy Cook’s website

Four 4’s recording page

Climb the Ladder sheet primary

Climb the Ladder sheet intermediate

Link to Universal Design for Learning material

If I have forgotten something, let me know and I will add it to the post.

Otherwise, I hope you were able to take away from the sessions some ideas you can use immediately as you begin this new school year!

Happy new year!

Mathematically yours,

Carollee

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