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Cooperative Groups In Math

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A beginning of the term presentation/class for a high school math class, including class and teambuilding activities to introduce them to how they'll be working in groups

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Cooperative Groups In Math

  1. 1. Welcome!<br />To a brand new math class!<br />
  2. 2. Welcome!<br />First thing:<br />Cooperative Groups!<br />
  3. 3. Welcome!<br />Why the penguin?<br />Stay tuned . . .<br />
  4. 4. But first,pick a card, any card<br />
  5. 5. Then stand up!<br />
  6. 6. walk around…<br />meet & greet<br />Shake, high 5, low 5<br />…trade cards<br />Mingle Music<br />
  7. 7. PAIR UP!with the same colorcard<br />
  8. 8. Person with the longest fingernails talks first…<br />
  9. 9. One Minute to talk about a favorite movie …<br />
  10. 10. One Minute to talk about a favorite movie … GO!<br />
  11. 11. and<br />Switch!<br />
  12. 12. Give each other a ‘round’ of applause! <br />while saying: “Nice Job, Fred!”<br />
  13. 13. One More Time . . .<br />Meet and greet<br />Trade: a “Hey!”, a shake, your cards<br />Mingle Music<br />
  14. 14. PAIR UP!Someone with a differentcolor card<br />
  15. 15. Evaluateyour expression<br />Example:<br />32 – 2 * 3<br />
  16. 16. Give each other the ‘Grate’ cheer! <br />“You were <br />grate! grate! …” <br />while grating a lemon<br />
  17. 17. Go sit at the group of deskswith the # from your card<br />Look at the sign above us!<br />
  18. 18. Pass card to your left<br />Double-check that one<br />All in the right group?<br />
  19. 19. 1. Know each other’s names??2. Pick a team name from a movie<br />Now Learning:<br />The Avatars<br />
  20. 20. Hey, you makin’ fun of my nose?<br />Your Group Positions<br />4<br />1<br />Shoulder<br />Partners<br />2<br />3<br />Face<br />Partners<br />
  21. 21. 1’s stand up!<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  22. 22. 3’s stand up!<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  23. 23. Shoulder Partners high 5’s!<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  24. 24. Face Partners: fist bumps!<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  25. 25. Got your numbers?<br />1’s: ”One for the money”<br />2’s: ”Two for the show”<br />3’s: ”Three to get ready”<br />4’s: ”now go cat, go”<br />
  26. 26. Do the Antarctic Cheer!<br />That wasbrrrrrrrilliant!<br />
  27. 27. Got it?<br />OK, so why the penguins . . .<br />
  28. 28. Cooperative Groups<br />Is it good for our colony?<br />
  29. 29. Cooperative Groups<br />What’s in it for ME?<br />
  30. 30. Cooperative Groups<br />Is it FUN?<br />
  31. 31. Which animals cooperate?and how?<br />a) Think of some<br />*don’t talk – think in your own head!<br />
  32. 32. 1’s<br />grab the whiteboard<br />
  33. 33. Which animals cooperate?and how?<br />b) Write one down and pass it:<br />left<br />Dung Beetles - share their dung<br /> . . .<br /> . . .<br />(*keep passing until none left)<br />
  34. 34. Which animals cooperate?and how?<br />c) 2’s share with class<br />*2’s stand up!<br />
  35. 35. Which animals cooperate?and how?<br />c) 2’s share with class<br />*2’s stand up!<br />Take your hands out <br />
  36. 36. Penguins<br />You saw Happy Feet, right?<br />
  37. 37. Penguins<br />We huddle in a storm, and rotate places!<br />
  38. 38. Penguins<br />Mom & Dad take turns protecting me in their brood flap<br />The other goes fishing and regurgitates it for me!<br />
  39. 39. Penguins<br />And we’re VERY organized!<br />
  40. 40. Ants<br />
  41. 41. Bees<br />
  42. 42. Birds<br />
  43. 43. Chimpanzees<br />
  44. 44. Fish<br />
  45. 45. Meerkats<br />
  46. 46. Musk Oxen<br />
  47. 47. Did we forget any?<br />Like, maybe, these?<br />
  48. 48. Last Activity!<br />A: Individual (silent) writing<br />Write 3-5 examples <br />of <br />cooperating<br />humans<br />
  49. 49. B:Group share<br />#4 reads his/hers<br />Others write if they don’t have<br /> Rotate till got all<br />
  50. 50. Random class sharing<br />
  51. 51. That’s it for our intro toCooperative Learning<br />Thanks for cooperating!<br />
  52. 52. Give yourselvesa<br />“Yaaaay!”<br />& the <br />‘ketchup’ clap! <br />

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