SHORT EXCELLENT ACTIVITIES TO BREAK UP THE BLOCK
Speed Dating (with a math twist of course)
Quiz Quiz Trade simple and awesome. Basically choose any topic you are on – kids make up problem on current topic, put it on index card, answer on back, make sure correct with partner, then timer on kids on their feet get a new partner each other – help out if necessary -then trade cards, test someone else, trade cards, etc.
10 Minute Activity: Math Doodles
Video of very cool way of doodling your way through math – can use youtube videos to guide your students on how to do these mathematical doodles – a great little 10 minute break in the type of mathematical thinking they are doing during those 90 minutes
Pairs check that goes way beyond think-pair-share model: Pairs Check with Worksheet