tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.comments2017-08-12T19:49:29.444-04:00ABQ Math BlogDavid Petrohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16551690042242217798noreply@blogger.comBlogger793125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-29339687583794416542017-08-12T19:49:29.444-04:002017-08-12T19:49:29.444-04:00I saw this video a number of months ago as well an...I saw this video a number of months ago as well and I agree with most of what he is saying. Thanks for sharing again! We do have to look past our own "rose coloured lenses" and see through the eyes of the millennials. We can only teach our best if we know how the students learn best.Spencer Neufeldhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03400106308025908027noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-48262524352685201842017-08-12T00:35:58.716-04:002017-08-12T00:35:58.716-04:00thaThank you for this clarificationthaThank you for this clarificationmona alsamarraiahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00011648012679186456noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-25739411162567220652017-08-11T09:44:02.973-04:002017-08-11T09:44:02.973-04:00Hey Spencer I agree with your thoughts. I understa...Hey Spencer I agree with your thoughts. I understand why we have tried to move away from memorising and have tried to teach more to conceptualise procedures in math. That being said I do not like how kids automatically rely on calculators. It is very bothersome when I have said to a student "do it in your head" and they say "I don't have to be able to do that I can just use a calculator". In your example of working in retail our students should be able to go in a store and work out mentally that if a shirt costs 40 dollars and its 25% off how much the new price will be. Jordan Blackhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14058985096369583967noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-57382572580742610002017-08-08T10:11:20.171-04:002017-08-08T10:11:20.171-04:00Wonderful example of another 3 act math Jordan! I ...Wonderful example of another 3 act math Jordan! I am curious to know what different ways students must have come up with to find the answer!!Tanveer Kaurhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15147507214269641499noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-35080286935261542382017-07-15T15:54:50.320-04:002017-07-15T15:54:50.320-04:00ABQ Math Blog, to go a long with the website and o...ABQ Math Blog, to go a long with the website and other social media sites to reference Watertank Math material there is also a dedicated YouTube channel that has all the ways to use Watertank Math to explain problems. Check out the Watertank Math YouTbe channel.Watertank Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15572333822718610542noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-29310583586074636882017-07-15T15:53:11.151-04:002017-07-15T15:53:11.151-04:00ABQ Math blog, Wanted to add another website for y...ABQ Math blog, Wanted to add another website for you...watertankmath.com to help teach adding and subtracting integers, especially in middle school when the kids deal with negatives and the +- and - - operations. Great visuals and easy context to relate to!Watertank Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15572333822718610542noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-57669688228039584772017-07-04T19:23:19.469-04:002017-07-04T19:23:19.469-04:00Love the 3act Math! We did a neat math lesson one ...Love the 3act Math! We did a neat math lesson one day asking the students how many basketballs would fit in our classroom. It was borrowed from an idea about how many actual size nickels would fit in the giant nickel in Sudbury. We did not direct the students but just let them come up with their own ways and ideas about how to solve the problem!Jordan Blackhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14058985096369583967noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-22015821318398600042017-06-28T16:28:01.114-04:002017-06-28T16:28:01.114-04:00Emily, I really love the videos you have found! I ...Emily, I really love the videos you have found! I was definitely challenged with the "why do we need to learn this" question a few times this year, and my students were only in Grade 7! They still have many years of learning math ahead of them, so I think we need to work at changing their mindsets about math- if we show them how math is used in "real life", they should be so much more positive and encouraged to learn. I will keep these videos in mind for next year!Courtney Bhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06769120471084402458noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-85788402185034809972017-06-28T16:22:29.119-04:002017-06-28T16:22:29.119-04:00I love these! I have used some 'memes' in ...I love these! I have used some 'memes' in my math class before, and my students absolutely loved them! I like the idea of using them as a hook or in a test. I will have to think about how best to incorporate these into my Intermediate classroom!Courtney Bhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06769120471084402458noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-59321273610677736992017-06-11T09:46:02.487-04:002017-06-11T09:46:02.487-04:00https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/giant-rubbe...https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/giant-rubber-duck/#task<br /><br />Hi Scott,<br /><br />Thank you for posting! I enjoy Dan Meyer- he's innovative and motivating. I posted a link above that follows the 3 Acts algorithm. It shows a picture of the CN tower, adjacent to the tower is a rubber duck. The question was how many rubber ducks tall would fill up the CN Tower. It's received a number of hits and is now becoming the event of the summer, as they will be placing a large rubber duck in the waters facing the CN Tower on Canada Day. <br />This 3 Acts Task is perfect for the Intermediate math course as it includes Grade 6-8 Number Sense and Numeration strand, and aligns with the Grade 9 Number Sense and Algebra Strand.Shannon Kellyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10422580457162703387noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-13936333739199453032017-06-11T09:44:37.297-04:002017-06-11T09:44:37.297-04:00https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/giant-rubbe...https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/giant-rubber-duck/#task<br /><br />Hi Scott,<br /><br />Thank you for posting! I enjoy Dan Meyer- he's innovative and motivating. I posted a link above that follows the 3 Acts algorithm. It shows a picture of the CN tower, adjacent to the tower is a rubber duck. The question was how many rubber ducks tall would fill up the CN Tower. It's received a number of hits and is now becoming the event of the summer, as they will be placing a large rubber duck in the waters facing the CN Tower on Canada Day. <br />This 3 Acts Task is perfect for the Intermediate math course as it includes Grade 6-8 Number Sense and Numeration strand, and aligns with the Grade 9 Number Sense and Algebra Strand.Shannon Kellyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10422580457162703387noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-87048274948396873912017-06-10T12:47:59.695-04:002017-06-10T12:47:59.695-04:00This is awesome! (Especially the dance sequences!...This is awesome! (Especially the dance sequences!)<br />I think this is a fabulous way to engage minds and activate learning and perhaps prior knowledge. This could also be a great project for students, just as Emily suggested. You could also use this as a form of assessment using the categories. In your tests, you could have a question with a pun that requires the student to solve using the knowledge category, a question along with a pun that requires the student to use the application process and the last question requires the student to create their own pun perhaps with certain requirements that has a relation to that unit. It would make for a "punny" assessment...Shannon Kellyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10422580457162703387noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-21172422633949873992017-06-10T12:20:58.835-04:002017-06-10T12:20:58.835-04:00Hi Dante,
Not sure if anyone has posted about Kaho...Hi Dante,<br />Not sure if anyone has posted about Kahoot on here. I know we've all discussed its value to the classroom as a measure of assessment. It's advantageous to the classroom such that you can assess what students know, and where their gaps which can help guide your future lessons/review. This is a great tool for assessment FOR, AS, and OF learning. It's good review for the students as they practise the question/answer relationships and they thoroughly enjoy the competition with one another. Moreover, you can use kahoot for any level, so it's quite versatile. I was introduced to Kahoot during my advanced Statistics class at Florida Gulf Coast University, a few years ago. I'm not used to using technology in the classroom so it was slightly uncomfortable to begin with, but by the time we finished the game I wondered why we haven't implemented this in the math classroom year ago! Another great way to utilize technology in the classroom!<br /><br /><br />https://getkahoot.com/Shannon Kellyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10422580457162703387noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-79820099736615724492017-06-08T17:24:16.493-04:002017-06-08T17:24:16.493-04:00Activity went splendid and the students loved it! ...Activity went splendid and the students loved it! <br /><br />"Mlle this is the best math class ever" <br /><br />I had students create their own spinner with 6 equal sections and they decorated the 6 pieces different colours. Afterwards students put a piece of tap on one side of their fidget spinner's prongs and then they would spin their fidget spinner on top of their creative spinner to figure out which piece it would land in. Students would record their answers and then would find the probability of each piece through the experiment and then relate this to the theoretical probability for each piece. <br /><br />Overall, great success!Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-4558050270996747762017-06-08T17:19:39.627-04:002017-06-08T17:19:39.627-04:00I think I like the Interactive Math section the be...I think I like the Interactive Math section the best as this section provides many authentic and differentiated activities that could be used in the classroom to fit the needs of various students.<br /><br />To be honest, I'm not a big fan of the worksheets as they seem to go against what we've learned in this class and focus on knowledge type questions, rather than the other categorizes. I also find that worksheets reinforce "memorization" and students focus on memorizing process and this seems to solve the "short term problem" but when they have to focus on the concept that they learned two months ago, many of them have forgot it, despite the fact that they did many questions practicing the concept on a worksheet. <br /><br />This article looks at worksheets in the math classroom and why they don't work: http://www.conceptuamath.com/blog/5-reasons-why-math-worksheets-don%E2%80%99t-work.html . To recap most of the main points, worksheets are<br /><br />-boring/ not engaging<br />-don't encourage higher order thinking<br />-don't promote communication or collaboration<br />-are not accessible<br />-don't provide immediate feedback<br />-they don't teach, teachers teachEmily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-48326364828796326362017-06-08T17:19:23.300-04:002017-06-08T17:19:23.300-04:00I think I like the Interactive Math section the be...I think I like the Interactive Math section the best as this section provides many authentic and differentiated activities that could be used in the classroom to fit the needs of various students.<br /><br />To be honest, I'm not a big fan of the worksheets as they seem to go against what we've learned in this class and focus on knowledge type questions, rather than the other categorizes. I also find that worksheets reinforce "memorization" and students focus on memorizing process and this seems to solve the "short term problem" but when they have to focus on the concept that they learned two months ago, many of them have forgot it, despite the fact that they did many questions practicing the concept on a worksheet. <br /><br />This article looks at worksheets in the math classroom and why they don't work: http://www.conceptuamath.com/blog/5-reasons-why-math-worksheets-don%E2%80%99t-work.html . To recap most of the main points, worksheets are<br /><br />-boring/ not engaging<br />-don't encourage higher order thinking<br />-don't promote communication or collaboration<br />-are not accessible<br />-don't provide immediate feedback<br />-they don't teach, teachers teachEmily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-66017194994949155192017-06-08T17:12:15.294-04:002017-06-08T17:12:15.294-04:00I like riddles because they give a challenge to th...I like riddles because they give a challenge to the students and they are intrigued and want to find it out. Along the lines of riddles, these are also great sites with many mathematical jokes. Great ideas for hooks or just to add humour to your math class. As a professional teacher, you would have to sift through them and find which ones would be appropriate for the class. <br /><br />http://www.rd.com/jokes/math/ <br /><br />http://www.jokes4us.com/miscellaneousjokes/mathjokes/ Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-92161520555008899382017-06-07T15:07:57.532-04:002017-06-07T15:07:57.532-04:00I think it's also a good idea to show students...I think it's also a good idea to show students daily the importance of math. This can be shown through stories, guest speakers or even small clips. Students should be reminded of this daily/weekly and this could help encourage open and healthy mindsets amongst students. Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-7035221175939770832017-06-07T15:07:48.661-04:002017-06-07T15:07:48.661-04:00I think it's also a good idea to show students...I think it's also a good idea to show students daily the importance of math. This can be shown through stories, guest speakers or even small clips. Students should be reminded of this daily/weekly and this could help encourage open and healthy mindsets amongst students. Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-48468499764137831272017-06-07T15:05:03.021-04:002017-06-07T15:05:03.021-04:00I feel that it also sets the tone of the classroom...I feel that it also sets the tone of the classroom environment. Many students want positive reinforcement or some encouragement throughout their learning process. It is hard to make sure that all students are feeling encouraged 24/7 but posters can also help add the extra special positive reinforcement touch. Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-63144109414011041562017-06-07T15:04:59.039-04:002017-06-07T15:04:59.039-04:00I feel that it also sets the tone of the classroom...I feel that it also sets the tone of the classroom environment. Many students want positive reinforcement or some encouragement throughout their learning process. It is hard to make sure that all students are feeling encouraged 24/7 but posters can also help add the extra special positive reinforcement touch. Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-79117004827949794552017-06-07T12:54:42.742-04:002017-06-07T12:54:42.742-04:00Hi Emily,
These are all really cool. It just goes...Hi Emily,<br /><br />These are all really cool. It just goes to show how the little things like having your classroom decorated with things such as these quotes can really be a motivator for students. Having a visually impressive environment can really help with the moral in the classroom and sometimes having students in a good mood can make all the difference in having a class that is engaged. <br /><br />Dante<br />Dante Ghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05810637443036176656noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-82502206783060170602017-06-05T20:47:08.331-04:002017-06-05T20:47:08.331-04:00Love the humour posts. These would be a great hook...Love the humour posts. These would be a great hook for the start of lessons with your students. Students can also be encouraged to come up with their own humour poster and then have different days dedicated to different students. I feel like we would be surprised and this would be a huge interest to many of them! Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-67582875255591490532017-06-05T20:47:02.354-04:002017-06-05T20:47:02.354-04:00Love the humour posts. These would be a great hook...Love the humour posts. These would be a great hook for the start of lessons with your students. Students can also be encouraged to come up with their own humour poster and then have different days dedicated to different students. I feel like we would be surprised and this would be a huge interest to many of them! Emily Runstedlerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16703231184168555421noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7816441863716070776.post-64615833404377313412017-06-05T18:55:59.881-04:002017-06-05T18:55:59.881-04:00Victoria,
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll be s...Victoria,<br />Thanks for the suggestion, I'll be sure to download it tomorrow on the class iPad!Scott Dickiehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08670608363171996830noreply@blogger.com