Pair a high achieving student with a struggling student for short peer-student sessions. It provides needed help, builds social skills and provides the high achiever with leadership opportunities.
Use Professor Stix’ oversized progress chart to motivate students. Having it in the front of the classroom provides constant student recognition and motivation. It allows students to chart progress themselves with markers or stickers. Make a big deal about reaching milestones.
Make mathStix one of the activities for those who finish classwork early or for those students who say they already finished their reading book.