Woot Math has been a game changer in my fourth grade class! Over the past three years we have utilized this engaging app, and it is amazing for my set of diverse learners. I know many teachers will relate to the desire to give students hands on experience with manipulatives, while also wincing at the thought of what a mess all those little pieces eventually lead to. Learners need concrete examples and models before they can conceptualize new information. Once I was introduced to Woot Math by our district technology coach I was sold!
This week, we’re talking about how to use Woot Math as a scaffolded worksheet. The content of this poll covers graphing systems of inequalities but the basic structure applies to any class, math or otherwise. We discuss how to use the scratchpad as a place to provide support and how the progression of problems can help students learn as they progress in the poll.
This week’s math poll isn’t really about math at all! This poll, created by Mr. Ward, highlights the flexibility that Woot Math provides in creating fun and interesting polls for the classroom. Mr. Ward created this fifty task poll “US Geography – identify all 50 states!” to test our knowledge of US Geography.
Sound fun? We thought so. (Perhaps we should rename Woot Math to WootMathEnglishPhysicsChemistryGeographAndMore …. nah, we like math too much.) But we do think the possibilities are limitless. Woot!
This week’s math poll is all about factoring. Review with your middle school students, or anyone wanting to review prime numbers, factors, LCM, GCF, and more.