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.
With the nearing of winter break and the coming of the holiday season we present two fun trivia activities for you to use in your classroom. The first activity on snow trivia is STEM focused so is great for the math or science classroom. The second activity helps teach students about holidays across different cultures. Both are a fun way to get your students ready to learn as a warm-up. Alternately, use them as a fun reward at the end of a day of productive work.