Differentiation Options in Math

 

3A learners worked enjoy more time playing and practicing enrichment activities during math.

Today, to further explore subtraction algorithms, they collaborate to make a poster of a 3 digit subtraction problem using as many methods as they could to solve the problem.

Then, they presented to the whole class. Some of the methods they used were, base 10 blocks, number grid, counting up, partial differences…

Well done complex thinkers!

 

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Flipped Math

What is a ‘flipped classroom’?

 

“The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates.” (Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching).

In grade 3 we are going to start “flipping” the classroom for math. The purpose of flipping the classroom is to shift from passive to active learning  to focus on higher order thinking skills. The idea is to have leaners accessing to the content individually prior class time, watching the math videos posted on our blogs, and explore content through active learning and enrichment activities in class.

Please support your children as they do their homework independently.

Click on : HELPFUL MATH VIDEOS  and have your child watch video 2.1.Fact Families tonight.

Sometimes your child would be able to do his math homework without watching the tutorial.

 

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Fun with Fractions

Some students might find fractions hard and feel frustrated when they are not able to accomplish their goals o they simply don’t understand how to solve a fraction problem.

Yesterday we played all sort of games in order to differentiate, review fractions and serve students’ needs. It was indeed a fun way of go back to enrich they learning.

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Today, students had the opportunity to create with fractions using the the book Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie as a reference.

Their “Art with Fractions” will soon be in our kidblog.

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U.S Customary System or Metric System?

Today, during math, learners walked around the classroom to find out different items and to measure them. They used both, the U.S. Customary System and the Metric System, so depending on the length of the object, they would measure in in., ft. or yd., and in mm., cm., dm., or m. They also had to measure the length of the shorter side of the classroom.

Ask you child what cm., mm. ft. or yd. stands for.