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Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class, Elementary School

Engage Students, Improve Number Sense, and Practice Reasoning
By: John J. SanGiovanni

Includes 90 Minutes of Online Video

Give math practice routines a makeover in your elementary classroom with these 20 energizing warmups designed to jump-start reasoning, reinforce learning, and instill math confidence in students!

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544374949
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: August 20, 2019

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Do your students need more practice to develop number sense and reasoning? Are you looking to engage your students with activities that are uncomplicated, worthwhile, and doable? Have you had success with number talks but do your students crave more variety? Have you ever thought, “What can I do differently?”

Swap out traditional warmup practices and captivate your elementary students with these new, innovative, and ready-to-go routines! Trusted elementary math expert John J. SanGiovanni details 20 classroom-proven practice routines to help you ignite student engagement, reinforce learning, and prepare students for the lesson ahead. Each quick and lively activity spurs mathematics discussion and provides a structure for talking about numbers, number concepts, and number sense. Designed to jump-start mathematics reasoning in any elementary classroom, the routines are:

  • Rich with content-specific examples and extensions
  • Modifiable to work with math content at any K-5 grade level
  • Compatible with any textbook or core mathematics curriculum
  • Practical, easy-to-implement, and flexible for use as a warm-up or other activity

Accompanied by online slides and video demonstrations, the easy 5–10 minute routines become your go-to materials for a year’s work of daily plug-and-play short-burst reasoning and fluency instruction that reinforces learning and instills mathematics confidence in students.

Students’ brains are most ready to learn in the first few minutes of math class. Give math practice routines a makeover in your classroom with these 20 meaningful and energizing warmups for learning crucial mathematics skills and concepts, and make every minute count.

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Key features


  • 20 different routines with 8 examples each for a total of 160 daily routines
  • A companion website with free, downloadable PPT slides for every routine, every example
  • 90 minutes of video showing routines in action in elementary classrooms


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John J. SanGiovanni

John J. SanGiovanni is a mathematics coordinator in Howard County, Maryland. There, he leads mathematics curriculum development, digital learning, assessment, and professional development. John is an adjunct professor and coordinator of the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leadership graduate program at McDaniel College. In addition to this Figuring Out Fluency series, some of his many Corwin books include Daily Routines to Jump-Start Problem Solving, Grades K-8, Answers to Your Biggest Questions about Teaching Elementary Math, the Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math series, and Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan for Fostering Perseverance. John is a national mathematics curriculum and professional learning consultant who also speaks frequently at national conferences and institutes. He is active in state and national professional organizations, recently serving on the board of directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and currently on the board of directors for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Why Jump-Start Routines?

Part II: The Routines

Math Yapper

The Count

The Missing

Big or Small

Picture It

Show It 3

How Do You Make It?

The Mighty Ten

Make It Friendly

Mystery Number

Number Bio


Where’s the Point?

Is This the End?

About or Between

More or Less

This or That?

Finding One and All

Another Way to Think About It

The Truth

Part III: Where to Go Next



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