I stood up front
Pen in hand, document camera shining bright
Essential question, 3 kids talk
First this way, then that way
Numbers moving, Problems solving
Students trying, one child finished, students waiting
Forty minutes, only half of them done
8 students lost; let’s try that again
I’m tired; their tired; we’re tired
I hit record, I paced myself
I laid things out and shared the plan
The students sat with pen in hand and hit go; they began
20 kids talk
How many ways to solve a problem? It depends on who you ask today
What questions do you have?
I moved about; I taught on screen and also in person
Two students finish and lend a hand or voice
Less students lost; Still imperfect
Hat tip to Fran for sharing this format ; this is my first attempt!
This month all my posts are part of the slice of life challenge at twowritingteachers.org
Practice makes perfect – even with the teacher! Love the format too!
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I love the craft here and am totally intrigued by this! I teach third grade and am looking for ways to teach math better all the time. Would love to know more about how you are doing the flipped math!
Thanks! I am using some ideas from the modern classrooms project but it is all a work in progress. Basically I make a 6 to ten minute video and assign practice. Students complete that in class while I circulate, check work, and assist. Students then take a mastery check in schoology, our LMS. That’s the short version. We are currently at version 3.3 or so, lol.
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Of course I love the two perspectives. What a great view of your math class.
This “Numbers moving, Problems solving” and this “Two students finish and lend a hand or voice” speak to the effort and perseverance and the community you’ve built!
Trying to figure out the format — I need more info! Fran is the master of format and structure. I’m afraid of math so I am going to stick with the craft and format of your slice – which I love.
Thanks! I hesitated with publishing because I would have liked to ‘sync up’ the lines from section 1 and 2 a bit more in terms of content. But also sometimes that’s why I don’t write. Better becomes the enemy of good and I just stall out.
As to the math…🤷 I’m not a great math teacher. But this is better than what I did before!