I have come to realize that despite my constant use of math vocabulary, math word wall, etc. my students are still shaky on their math vocabulary :( So to address this, I have decided to make math vocabulary memory as a math station or an activity to do when they have finished their independent work. They go to the vocab bin, pick a baggie of vocab words, place the cards face down and try to find a matching word with definition. I also include an answer key in case they are not familiar enough with the words to know if they have the right match.
I pasted the cards onto construction paper, cut them out, and then laminated them. The kids who are fast finishers have been a big help with all of my lamination projects lately! For a copy of the cards I use, click on the link: Vocab Cards- Place Value Chapter.
Also, I am trying to get my kids ready for the state tests coming up in a few months. There is one cumulative test that they have to take in May--which means they need to review a lot of old concepts! I have been trying to come up with ways to help them review independently so that I don't need to use my lesson time on older concepts (we still have a lot to do with the 5th grade topics!). Does anyone experience similar problems? If so, what have you done to address this?