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#5thchat A1. Ss can become disengaged when tasks lack purpose, tasks are at a frustrational level, choice is limited, pacing/variety/length of tasks are not adjusted, delivery model is T centered and/or Ss basic needs are not being met outside of school.
A2: A lot of manipulatives (even in 4th grade!). Activities where they have to move around the room to solve problems, @Seesaw for problem solving and explaining, @Flipgrid to share their learning with others . #5thchat
A2: my math teacher colleagues use quizlet live to engage Ss in math terminology/vocabulary. They also use Kahoots, games, hands on manipulatives, & other technology to increase Ss engagement. #5thchat
A3: I like to start with "challenge problems." (Write a problem on the board that they can solve on their whiteboards, then discuss) Occasionally, I use a song. In the past I have done inquiry math lessons to start a unit (or part of a unit). #5thchat
A2 we use Scootpad for pretests and then small group instruction if they don’t get a skill. If understanding Ss go right into ten marks which raises math skills with critical thinking and application of the skill. Prodigy is fav. Ss move along at own pace so not bored #5thchat
A4 On Friday’s we have Frustration Friday where we try to stump them with real life math problems tied into the standard most are working on. Kids love it. It really challenges them and then they see the application. Strong Growth Mindset is necessary #5thchat
A4: I’m eager to learn from other responses to this ? One real life connection comes to mind for me is with the younger grades learning importance of number lines & counting by multiples & thinking about a teenage driver/any driver using the skills with a speedometer #5thchat
Recently I was thinking about doing some sort of activity where the Ss "own" a bakery, and throughout the year I invite them to do certain things to help their business, but they need to know the math first. 5th grade curriculum goes great with real life! Def an idea rn #5thchat
A4: My teaching partner loves to cook @panthers5th she made a great lesson and they had to convert fractions and make the recipe. One group learned what happens when you don't convert correctly! inedible cookies #5thchat
A5: I do not assign homework in math. I feel that if they are struggling and then they hear "I don't understand why we do this" at home or "this must be that "new" math" it doesn't help #GrowthMindset#5thchat
A5 we have 4 problems which are in a math review which spirals. At the beginning of year it is not homework, but after Christmas it is a constant review so it becomes homework. Otherwise no homework. Also tired of parents saying the “new” math is too hard #5thchat
A5: Sliding in late tonight. I don't assign homework. I prefer that students work hard with me where I can monitor and adjust their practice as needed. I ask that they read at home and spend some time doing "real world math (cooking, making change, etc) #5thChat
A6. It is not a lesson, but my Ss prove their learning using technology. Had a student today create a Minecraft excursion with math probs and if you chose the wrong answer you went the wrong way. Love @flipgrid. Slow motion videos, green screen presentations, animotos #5thchat
A6 continued... they love to prove using something of interest to them. Student created websites where their peers can look up and get help from them. @Flipgrid allows kids to hear how from another expert besides me:) #5thchat
PBL scares me a little because it seems like A LOT of work. I am more than happy to put in effort and time, but as a new teacher it seems everything demands those things, and I don't have enough (effort and time) to go around. Advice? #5thchat
Thank you everyone who participated in tonight’s #5thchat! Especially @mrsseibel5th for moderating!!!
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