Students are constantly struggling with study skills, especially in 9th grade as we start to think about end of year testing. It is difficult to “know where to start,” which is fair, considering there is a lot of material to cover! They are overwhelmed by the information and are still learning how to manage their time.
Help students make connections between proportional thinking and sequences. This is a great way to set your students up for success with harder modeling tasks and Algebra. Students often first encounter this content through direct instruction and repeated practice. If this strategy didn’t work for them, it’s time for something new. In this week’s post we present a sequences and modeling formative assessment task designed to promote classroom conversation and discourse. Use it to get your students learning from each other and wrestling with problems that have multiple right answers.
Woot Math has a new feature to help you promote active learning during formative assessment activities in your classroom. You might be thinking, “Wait…doesn’t Woot Math already do that?”. That’s right. Students have always been able to show their work during formative assessments. Now, they can also volunteer to present their work or have the teacher use their work as an exemplar.
We have a great Algebra warm-up (or instructional) task for you and your students this week! It highlights how Woot Math helps you quickly and efficiently address potential math misconceptions. We also show how to promote productive discourse about those misconceptions in your classroom. Best of all, it’s 100% free to use.