|Frequently Asked Questions|
How are the Mountain Math/Language Kits different from the Mountain Math/Language Centers?|
Both cover the same concepts and use the same response sheets. The Centers are meant for small group instruction. The Centers measure 20"x13" and will not be able to be seen by a whole class. The bulletin board kits will be able to be seen by the entire class. The Centers have fixed problems on each page. The cards in the kits can be manipulated and you can choose easier problems if you need to. There are 500+ different board combinations with the kits and 34 weeks with the Centers.
What if I don't have a bulletin board to display my kit on?
There are many other ways to display Mountain Math and Mountain Language.
- A presentation or science fair display board
- Magnetized white boards or white boards using duct tape
- Large pocket chart
- Pockets sewn or hot-glued on canvas or other material peg boards hinged together.
Where do I find the vinyl pockets?
These can be made out of several materials. You can purchase medium weight clear vinyl at a fabric or department store such as Walmart. There are easy directions included in our instruction packet for making these pockets. Clear shower curtains, used laminating film, and document protectors can also be used.
Does Kindergarten have a student response sheet?
No. A list of suggested questions is provided in each Kindergarten kit.
What if I haven't taught the skill yet?
If your students have not had previous exposure to a math concept, you can use those problems as a preview, or you can leave the cards out of that particular pocket until you have taught the skill.
How do I know where to put the cards on the board?
A picture of each specific grade level is provided on the cover sheet that comes with each kit. Each card has a code in the bottom left-hand corner (4-6). The first number tells you the grade level. The next number tells you which number to place the cards by on the board. This number is also correlated to the concept page and the questions on the student response sheet. Make sure you look at the picture to see how many pockets you need to make for each pocket. For example, 3-11 needs to have three different problems displayed, or the question that is asked will not make sense.
Does Mountain Math/Mountain Language align to my state's objectives or standards?
You will have to check our concept page against your standards. Mountain Math and Mountain Language are sold throughout the United States, in Canada, Europe, Japan, and South America. We have received feedback that indicates almost all curriculums are the similar in these areas. You may have a concept that is not taught at your level. These concepts can usually be adapted to a concrete level using manipulatives.
Are the cards in a certain order?
No. We wanted Mountain Math/Language to be flexible enough for you and your class. We have left the order of the cards up to the judgment of the teacher so that the difficulty of the board can be adjusted according to the ability of the students.
Are there enough problems for the whole year?
There are 24 problems under each number in Mountain Math. If you complete the board on a weekly basis, you will have six months of continuous review from the time you start. Then you will simply repeat the cards. With the beginning of school, holidays, and other interruptions, we have found that very few of the cards have to be repeated. Most students don't remember that they did that particular problem six months ago anyway.
There are approximately 32-40 problems under each number in Mountain Language. That should give you enough for the entire year without repeating.
What if some of my students do the whole board the first day?
Only turn the cards you will use for that particular day. For example, if your students are doing problems 1 and 2 on Monday, just turn those cards instead of turning the cards for problems 1-24. That way they are only seeing new problems for that specific day. They did the other problems the previous week and they won't want to do them again.
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