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Last Post 03 Nov 2011 07:21 PM by Melissa Parma. 2 Replies.
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Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
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02 Nov 2011 07:31 PM
    In the “new normal” of shrinking education budgets and ever-increasing class sizes, LTF would like to know...

    Are there any LTF math lessons that you cannot use in your classes because the materials required are beyond your classroom’s budget? Are there any that you have had to modify for that reason? If so, tell us about them through a reply to this post, and thanks in advance for the feedback!

    Melissa
    Sherry NillesUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:3
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    03 Nov 2011 05:33 PM
    So far, I haven't had that problem. The ones that I have done have easily accessible materials. But, paper consumption is certainly becoming a problem and there is a lot to copy for each student.
    Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
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    03 Nov 2011 07:21 PM
    Sherry, that was the first thing that came to my mind, too. I got some of those SmartPal sleeves from EAI Education, and whenever it makes sense to do so I make a class set of copies and use those sleeves. That way the students can write on them with a dry erase marker, record their answers/conclusions on their own paper or journals, and then I can reuse them. As class sizes grow, I will probably need to get a few more of the SmartPals and keep stuff to one page front & back.

    Oh, and I also keep the TAKS formula chart/STAAR EOC reference page in SmartPals so the kids see them every day all year long.

    Melissa
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