Just Say “NO” to Worksheets Presented by Michelle Flaming [email_address] ESSDACK
Opening Activity <ul><li>Probability lies between 0 and 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please line up according to where your eve...
Opening Activity  <ul><li>Draw a line segment on a 1/2 sheet piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure your line to the ne...
Why Use Manipulatives? <ul><li>Helps children to understand mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide concrete ways for stude...
Important to focus on … <ul><li>Thinking and reasoning must be the TOP priorities when students are engaged in learning ma...
Cheap Manipulatives <ul><li>My Function Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proportional Functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>F...
Where’s the Mathematics? <ul><li>Make a list of mathematical concepts and processes used during this activity? </li></ul>
Two- Day Format <ul><li>Focused Activity with the Manipulative </li></ul><ul><li>Watching Lessons of Student’s Work with M...
Color Tiles <ul><li>Presenting Color Tiles </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing the Videotape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on the teac...
Color Tiles Uses: <ul><li>Counting </li></ul><ul><li>Estimating </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring </li></ul><ul><li>Investigatin...
Viewing the Videotape <ul><li>What did you observe about the teaching?  Refer to specific examples from the videotape. </l...
Videotape discussion <ul><li>In the first activity, in which the 4th graders build rectangles for different number of tile...
Videotape discussion <ul><li>You saw Hal and Myisha and then Russ and Shane working together on the Fraction Rectangles ac...
Videotape discussion <ul><li>Explain how finding areas with Color Tiles can help develop the second graders’ understanding...
Videotape discussion <ul><li>The 4th graders on the videotape were playing Four in a Row for the first time.  What would y...
The Toothpick Problem <ul><li>Using four toothpicks, determine all the different ways you can put the four together. </li>...
Where’s the Mathematics? <ul><li>Make a list of mathematical concepts and processes used during this activity? </li></ul>
Making Useable Clocks X Marks The Spot
 
 
 
 
 
Things I want to Remember <ul><li>Share one idea you wrote down. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of using manipula...
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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

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