A Pintermediate Classroom:
(Pinterest in the Intermediate Classroom)
Coming from an elementary school background, I have come to rely on fun and engaging ways to teach and have students 'do' math. Having hands-on and active math classes has worked tremendously well in my elementary and junior classrooms. One particular source for finding engaging and relevant activities, colourful and meaningful chart ideas, as well as many other teacher resources, has been Pinterest.
At first, I thought that students in an intermediate classroom were too old for this colourful, hands-on learning. Were they still interested in playing with manipulatives and having interesting colourful posters on their walls? Well, just today in the staff room a coworker noted that her son’s grade ten classroom was very ‘grey’ - the walls, the charts, the blackboard with white chalk, everything was monotone. She said he feels "tired" in class and that it's all just so "boring" - his words, not mine. This got me thinking, and the more I think about it, and the more I search Pinterest, the more I come to know that intermediate students need this splash of colour on the walls and fun in their math classes too!
I resolved right then that I would find at least five fun things on Pinterest that I could use in my intermediate classroom that would be relevant, engaging, colourful, and useful :)
Here are my five picks. Have you found any great posts on Pinterest??
|I might add colour, but the idea is great! |
Students already know which number goes where on the clock.
This just reinforces it :)