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Daily 3 for middle school


Our teachers of grades 5& 6 teachers would like to implement Daily 3 for math (we already do Daily 5) . Do you have access to any math activities appropriate for that grade level?If not, can you direct me to a resource?


I don’t have any direct resources for you, but I know the Sisters always recommend math books by Van de Walle. Here’s a link to a book I saw on Amazon for middle schoolers:

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Student Value Edition (8th Edition)


I purchased the book you mentioned. While it is good philosophy wise most of the problems given in it would need to be whole class discussions. Very few could be used for “math by myself” or repeated more than once (it seems like math by myself choices would need to be activities students could do multiple times, not a single problem?). Any other 6th grade teachers have activities you use for math by myself? I have games I can use for math with someone, I’m struggling more for independent ideas.


Have you checked out the Math Daily 3 section on the website? Although lots of the games may be at first appear for younger students, I think they could be adjusted for lots of differing grade levels.