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Bring Your Math Class To Life ICTM 2015

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Learn ways to bring your math class to life with engaging strategies for teaching.

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Bring Your Math Class To Life ICTM 2015

  1. 1. Bring Your Math Class to Life Engage your students! Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  2. 2. Bring Math to Life • Make it Social • Leave the Worksheet behind • Rituals They’ll Love • Let the Kids Create Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  3. 3. Make Math Social Include Discussion and Collaboration in Every Lesson Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  4. 4. Make Math Social • Collaborate • Discuss • Share ideas Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  5. 5. Make Math Social • Discussion = talking about math – Explain their thinking – Listening to peer’s thinking • Collaboration = working together – Students can do more with a partner than they can do alone – Learn from each other Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  6. 6. Let Them Teach Each Other • Group kids to teach each other • Strategy groups • Ability groups Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  7. 7. Keep Them Talking • Check homework with a partner – Engaging – If they don’t agree – they have to work the problem again Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  8. 8. Keep Them Talking “Training wheels” – sentence starters for math discussion Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  9. 9. Leave the Worksheet Behind There are so many other ways to practice a skill Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  10. 10. Practice with Online Games • Gregtangmath.com – My favorite website! – Break Apart – Expresso – Kakooma – Satis-fraction Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  11. 11. Greg Tang’s Expresso Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  12. 12. Greg Tang’s Minus Mania Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  13. 13. Greg Tang’s Satis-fraction Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  14. 14. Greg Tang’s Satis-fraction Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  15. 15. Greg Tang’s Satis-fraction Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  16. 16. Kenkenpuzzle.com Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  17. 17. CalculationNation.nctm.org Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  18. 18. CalculationNation.nctm.org Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  19. 19. My Favorite App Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  20. 20. Practice with 24 Cards Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  21. 21. Practice with 24 Cards Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  22. 22. Practice problems in New Ways • Dice • Cards • Lanyard Math Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  23. 23. Use Dice • Dice – Roll dice to practice any operation Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  24. 24. Use Cards • Cards – Pick cards to practice any operation Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  25. 25. Lanyards? • Lanyard Math – Each kid “wears” an equation or word problem – Becomes “expert” – Solve each others’ – Record on sheet Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  26. 26. Kahoot • www.getkahoot.com • Interactive online game using iPads or other device as controller • Kids work together • Kids can create these problems Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  27. 27. Make it Real • Bring the Boxes – Volume and surface area – Measure the sides • Great discussion • Great discussion Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  28. 28. Make it Real • Real life Projects: – What is the sugar content of these beverages? Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  29. 29. Make it Real • Shark Tracking – Shark lengths – Average miles traveled http://www.ocearch.org/#SharkTracker Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  30. 30. Shark Tracking Katherine the Shark’s Path @Shark_Katherine on Twitter Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  31. 31. Make it Real • Bring the pumpkins! – Estimating weight Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  32. 32. Make it Real • Use real numbers when ever possible! – Compare census numbers or area of states – Percent problems from REAL shopping – Graphs from current events – Use real data • Generate the data in class if possible Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  33. 33. Create Rituals The Kids LOVE • Weekly Kakooma Challenge • Pi Day • Numbers in the News • Living on the Coordinate Plane • Estimation Station • My 2 FAVORITE WORDS Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  34. 34. Kakooma Challenge • Every Friday • Kids work in groups to solve the puzzle • Record their times • Find mean, median of the times • Create line plot Gregtangmath.com Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  35. 35. Kakooma Challenge My classes “compete” against each other Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  36. 36. Kakooma Challenge • Competition is motivating for some kids Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  37. 37. Don’t forget our Math Holiday • Many resources with ideas for celebrations • Pinterest boards • NCTM Have some fun! Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  38. 38. PI Day – Annual Party • Kids create a project • Measure circles • Create pi chain • Sing pi songs Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  39. 39. Sing Holiday Songs Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  40. 40. Numbers in the News Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  41. 41. Numbers in the News Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  42. 42. Numbers in the News • Kids research an event • Find ways math is used • Create graphs Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  43. 43. Live on the Coordinate Plane Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  44. 44. Play SET on the Coordinate Plane Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015 http://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle
  45. 45. Play SET on the Coordinate Plane Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  46. 46. Dance Dance Ordered Pairs Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  47. 47. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  48. 48. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  49. 49. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  50. 50. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  51. 51. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  52. 52. Estimation Station • Outstanding website created by Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/ • Kids answer question with an estimate • Determine “how close” they are • Calculate % off Fabulous Discussion! Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  53. 53. My 2 “Favorite Words” If you ask any one of my students what my 2 favorite words are, they will tell you! PLACE VALUE Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  54. 54. My 2 “Favorite Words” Because it’s a joke… They remember it! Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  55. 55. Let the Kids Create • Foldables • Videos • Puzzles Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  56. 56. Kids Create Foldables • Just another way to review or show understanding Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  57. 57. Kids Create Foldables • Complementary and Supplementary Angles Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  58. 58. Kids Create Videos • Web-based – Smart Board – iMovie • APPS – Explain Everything – iMovie – Telagami Video from iPad or other camera Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  59. 59. Kids Create Videos • Explain their thinking or show their work using Explain Everything App on iPad Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  60. 60. Kids Create Videos • Rules for rounding – do they always work? • Why does the reciprocal work? • How do you compare fractions? • Why do the denominators have to be the same when you add or subtract fractions? • Why do we need the order of operations? • When do people round in real life? Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  61. 61. Kids Create Videos • Kids are familiar with watching a video to learn something new • Let them be the video creators – watch their creativity soar! • Share on class website • Kids comment on each others’ Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  62. 62. Kids Create Puzzles and Games From NCTM Illuminations Created by a student Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015
  63. 63. What ideas can you use? Think about how you can incorporate these ideas with your class Check my website: Marykienstra.com @beebekienstra Mary Kienstra ICTM 2015

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