More practice before Thanksgiving and some coloring time! :)
Monday, December 1, 2014
Today I wanted the students to take some notes but I really didn't want to lecture. Instead I posted the PPT slides around the room and the kids walked around to copy them. Each station also had some practice problems so the kids were more engaged than with traditional note taking. . Win!
I asked the students to draw a huge Tic Tac Toe board on their notebook. On the top row, they had to write 3 things they had learned this week. Then they had to get up and exchange notebooks with 6 others. Good way to get the kids up and moving!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Today was the last day before Fall Break, so we wanted some sort of practice activity that was engaging. Stations to the rescue! Instead of writing on white boards, I made answer sheets and laminated them for the kids to write on. I was very pleased with how quickly they caught on to the Empirical Rule and I think it will make the Z Table lesson go smoothly next week!
I wish it were easier to take photos of good conversations. Today, my kids learned about z-scores and we worked on a problem about combining z scores to determine who was the best overall athlete. The photo isn't very exciting but the discussions were very memorable!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
To check how the kids were doing on shifting and scaling, I had them do a group exit ticket. Each student worked the problems individually in their notebook, then compared answers and wrote the group answer on the exit card. Tomorrow they will get the group card back with written feedback for reflection.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I wish I had a photo for today but I don't. We spent time today reviewing for a quiz, and one strategy we used was a Whip Around. I gave the students one minute to look over their notes and come up with one statement about something they've learned. Then we made a large circle around the room and one by one, we shared out.