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Math Engagement Party! 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Student engagement 
The key to learning 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Three Ways to Improve Engagement 
• Make math social: include collaboration and 
discussion in every lesson 
• Make practi...
Make Math Social 
Two Keys: 
• Collaboration: Students work together 
• Discussion: Students talk to understand 
ICTM Mary...
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Leave the Worksheet Behind 
• Apps and online games for practice 
– Students work together 
– 2:1 students : device works ...
My Favorite Web Site 
• www.gregtangmath.com 
• Kakooma – weekly challenge 
• Satis-fraction 
• Funny Numbers 
• Expresso ...
Kakooma at the Smart Board 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
My Favorite App 
• Math Doodles 
• Everything from ten frames to fractions 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Make it a game! 
• www.getkahoot.com 
– Use the problems from the text 
– work in groups to collaborate and discuss 
ICTM ...
Lanyard Math 
• Use the problems from the text 
• Every student wears a lanyard 
with a math problem and 
becomes the “exp...
Use Dice or a Deck of Cards 
• Practice skill with dice or cards 
• Toss dice or pick cards: 
– multiply or divide 
– Add ...
Student as Creators 
• Anything that students could do in writing, they 
can do on a video 
• Write scripts, not explanati...
Using video App on iPad 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Tellagami App 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Explain Everything App 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Use Smart Recorder (SB software) 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
Take some time to “play” 
• Which of these ideas go with your curriculum? 
• How can you use these with small groups? 
• H...
What questions do you have? 
www.marykienstra.com 
ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
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Math engagement party ictm 2014

  1. 1. Math Engagement Party! ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  2. 2. Student engagement The key to learning ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  3. 3. Three Ways to Improve Engagement • Make math social: include collaboration and discussion in every lesson • Make practice fun: change the way students practice the skills they need • Let students create: change the way students show their understanding ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  4. 4. Make Math Social Two Keys: • Collaboration: Students work together • Discussion: Students talk to understand ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  5. 5. ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  6. 6. Leave the Worksheet Behind • Apps and online games for practice – Students work together – 2:1 students : device works very well • Transform the practice problems – Use the problems from the worksheets or the text for more engaging practice ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  7. 7. My Favorite Web Site • www.gregtangmath.com • Kakooma – weekly challenge • Satis-fraction • Funny Numbers • Expresso ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  8. 8. Kakooma at the Smart Board ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  9. 9. My Favorite App • Math Doodles • Everything from ten frames to fractions ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  10. 10. Make it a game! • www.getkahoot.com – Use the problems from the text – work in groups to collaborate and discuss ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  11. 11. Lanyard Math • Use the problems from the text • Every student wears a lanyard with a math problem and becomes the “expert” on that problem • Kids move around the room to solve each others’ problems and check the answers with the “expert.” ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  12. 12. Use Dice or a Deck of Cards • Practice skill with dice or cards • Toss dice or pick cards: – multiply or divide – Add or subtract – Create fractions ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  13. 13. Student as Creators • Anything that students could do in writing, they can do on a video • Write scripts, not explanations! • My favorite Apps: – Explain Everything – Tellagami – iMovie video – Smart Notebook (laptop, not iPad) ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  14. 14. Using video App on iPad ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  15. 15. Tellagami App ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  16. 16. Explain Everything App ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  17. 17. Use Smart Recorder (SB software) ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  18. 18. Take some time to “play” • Which of these ideas go with your curriculum? • How can you use these with small groups? • How can you extend your lessons? • How can you provide extra practice? • How can you use these ideas to engage your students? • How can these ideas provide more collaboration and discussion? ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014
  19. 19. What questions do you have? www.marykienstra.com ICTM Mary Kienstra 2014

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