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# Just Say No To Conference

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This is an 1 hour overview of the two day workshop I do on Just Say No To Worksheets. It was provided as a session at our ESSDACK Conference 2007

This is an 1 hour overview of the two day workshop I do on Just Say No To Worksheets. It was provided as a session at our ESSDACK Conference 2007

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• 1. Just Say “NO” to Worksheets Presented by Michelle Flaming [email_address] ESSDACK
• 2. Opening Activity
• Probability lies between 0 and 1
• Please line up according to where your event falls on the continuum.
• No Way Jose
• Please line up according to where your event would fall in the story setting - The Titanic
• 3. Opening Activity
• Draw a line segment on a 1/2 sheet piece of paper.
• Measure your line to the nearest inch.
• Write your measurement next to the line.
• Line up in order from minimum to maximum.
• 4. Why Use Manipulatives?
• Helps children to understand mathematics.
• Provide concrete ways for students to bring meaning to abstract mathematical ideas.
• Helps children to learn new concepts and relate new concepts to what they have already learned.
• Assist children with solving problems
• 5. Important to focus on …
• Thinking and reasoning must be the TOP priorities when students are engaged in learning manipulative materials.
• Scaffolding from concrete to pictorial to abstract.
• Connections of multiple representations.
• Pictures - Written Examples
• Spoken Language - Written symbols
• 6. Cheap Manipulatives
• My Function Book
• Proportional Functions
• Foam Creatures from Oriental Trading
• 7. Where’s the Mathematics?
• Make a list of mathematical concepts and processes used during this activity?
• 8. Two- Day Format
• Focused Activity with the Manipulative
• Watching Lessons of Student’s Work with Manipulative
• Videotape Discussion
• More Lessons
• Day 1 Focus:
• Cheap Manipulatives
• Foam Creatures, Toothpicks, Cards, Dice etc.
• Color Tiles
• Geoboards
• Day 2 Focus:
• Base-Ten Blocks
• Pattern Blocks
• Unifix Cubes
• 9. Color Tiles
• Presenting Color Tiles
• Viewing the Videotape
• Focus on the teachers’ thinking and reasoning.
• More Explorations using color tiles.
• Discussion of the Videotape
• 10. Color Tiles Uses:
• Counting
• Estimating
• Measuring
• Investigating multiplication patterns.
• Solving problems with fractions
• Exploring geometric shapes
• Carrying out probability experiments
• 11. Viewing the Videotape
• What did you observe about the teaching? Refer to specific examples from the videotape.
• What did you observe in the children’s responses? Refer to specific examples from the videotape.
• What questions do you have as a result of watching the videotape.
• 12. Videotape discussion
• In the first activity, in which the 4th graders build rectangles for different number of tiles, the students were given a chance to explore with materials, then they were given a worksheet so that they could reflect on what they had done, and finally the class was brought together at the end for a class discussion. Discuss the benefits of each aspects of the lesson.
• 13. Videotape discussion
• You saw Hal and Myisha and then Russ and Shane working together on the Fraction Rectangles activity. Explain why it is beneficial for students to work together.
• 14. Videotape discussion
• Explain how finding areas with Color Tiles can help develop the second graders’ understanding of place value.
• 15. Videotape discussion
• The 4th graders on the videotape were playing Four in a Row for the first time. What would you have the children do now?
• 16. The Toothpick Problem
• Using four toothpicks, determine all the different ways you can put the four together.
• All right angles (if there is an angle)
• Touch end to end
• 17. Where’s the Mathematics?
• Make a list of mathematical concepts and processes used during this activity?
• 18. Making Useable Clocks X Marks The Spot
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• 24. Things I want to Remember
• Share one idea you wrote down.
• What are the benefits of using manipulatives?
• Two day workshop scheduled for:
• August 2nd and 3rd
• November 20th - Day 1
• January 24th - Day 2