Re: math challenge activities or program?
    jacque/Wa/K-1/nbct 2006

    Look at the Math Tiles carried by Joyful Learning. They easily
    differentiate for every child. Each child can progress at their
    own pace and each set is more challenging. Students have to (in
    Set A) count objects, place numeral tiles in the correct place by
    the picture and then transfer their info to a hard copy. The
    sets progress from A and B which are more counting based but
    force children to come up with good strategies for keeping track
    to equations that are missing one or two elements. There are
    sets C (place value) and sets 1 and 2 which are the
    addition/subtraction ones and for some there are more than just
    one correct way. It requires some higher level thinking. Once
    trained, students can easily do these on their own....and my
    students have LOVED them every year for more than 10 years.

    Primary Concepts carries some more difficult ones too, they are a
    bit more puzzle based and used more by my first grade classes.

    On 10/08/14, JCM wrote:
    > Hi,
    > We use TERC Investigations math program and are finding
    > that some kids who have met the K Spring math
    > benchmarks in September are not being challenged. I
    > would like some ideas or programs to challenge these
    > kids. I really don't want a bunch of worksheets, but
    > instead some engaging problem solving math activities or
    > other ideas to extend their math thinking. Does anyone
    > know of a good book or other resources or programs that
    > are easy to implement? Thanks!