Math Resources so Far…..

Below is a list of resources I like and use. It is a hodgepodge of good stuff for teaching math in a digital classroom.

Math Teaching Resources Menu

Appetizers:

Estimation180

Estimation180 is great for warm ups but even better for getting students to practice predicting their answer which allows them to decide if their answer they calculate makes sense.

Here is an example:

What is the volume of the vase?

Questions we ask to get students thinking of reasonableness of their answers.

Give an estimate that is too low.

Give an estimate that is too high

Give an estimate that is just right.

Would You Rather

ASKING STUDENTS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN PATH AND JUSTIFY IT!

Great way to start a topic/or lesson. Students are eager to justify their choice. Relevant problems.

Here is another example: Would You Rather

Would You Rather

Visual Patterns

Fawn Nguyen’s site has 140 different growth patterns. Find the correct equation!

Here are a few examples:

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Along the same lines as this are ….

Vine Videos created by Nat Banting

Click here to go to his blogpost on this…

He takes a pattern like this one from a textbook:

and turns it into this….

or one like this….

and turns it into this…

Main Course

Engaging Math Problems vs. Standard Math Problems

3-Act Math Problems

Original concept from Dan Meyer – Read about it – The Three Acts of a Mathematical Story

Here is a standard Math problem from grade 9

A water balloon is filled at a rate of 0.22L/s If a standard balloon will hold about 14L of water, how long will it take until it bursts?

Here is the 3-Act Math Approach

More Resources:

Whatcha Thinking is a project I worked on with Nathan Jeffrey from SCITS in Sarnia. We created a bank of 3-act math problems to use in your grade 9 applied class. The website is designed for student use.

another:

Desmos.com

Online free graphing calculator – enough said!

Explain Everything as a delivery tool

We began many classes by grabbing an Explain Everything file from our Google Drive. Here is a picture of that file.

Here are some more examples of using Explain everything as a “digital worksheet”

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