When you link math and literacy in your teaching, you’ll build stronger skills in both subjects! These math vocabulary riddles are a fun and easy way to try out some integrated curriculum.
Why would I want to integrate my curriculum? I’ve got so much on my platter already!
There are some great advantages for you and your students when you use integrated curriculum (aka cross curricular teaching or multidisciplinary approach)!
- You teach to both the strengths and weaknesses of your students in the same lesson. Here’s a scenario for what might happen in your class when you use math vocabulary riddles. Think about two of your students. First, there’s Sam, who’s an awesome reader with good control of strategies like making inferences and drawing conclusions. However, Sam struggles with math. Then there’s Bailey, who’s a math whiz. Bailey is still working on those comprehension strategies. Using these math vocabulary riddle cards would address the needs of both students. At the same time, both of them would have the opportunity to use their strengths to be successful!
- You’ll save time by addressing multiple objectives simultaneously. Think about how good it will feel when you put together your lesson plans and include both literacy and math standards in the same time spot. Check, check!
- Integrating curriculum is a wonderful way to squeeze in some spiral review. Seriously, you know your students need it, but consistently fitting spiral review into your day can be tough. Using a riddle card or two a day is a quick solution!
Add to all of this the fact that kids love riddles, so keeping them engaged in your lesson should be no problem at all! I hope you’ll click here to see this set of math vocabulary riddles at my blog and leave a comment to let me know how it goes!
If you and your students enjoy learning with riddles, well… that works out great, because I love creating them! You’ll find some free math riddles here for your kindergarteners and here for your third grade class!