The answers are copied on the back of the card so that students can check their work.
To close out today’s lesson and assess students current ability to solve rational equations, I will present Page 3 of the Flipchart and ask students to determine the area of the given rectangle.
It’s useful to demonstrate the protocol before beginning: Sometimes the “dating” part is scary (or hilarious) to middle school students who are nervous about their conversations.
In light of that pressure, I wanted to provide a few math review ideas that require students to “get up and move”.
Movement in the classroom, we know its a good thing, yet sometimes it is difficult to manage.
Most students enjoy getting out of their seats and doing their work in another part of the class, whether that be with a group or individually. Students learning and working happily, teachers facilitating conversation, asking questions, and floating around the room. All joking aside, there are three different types of math review games I would like to share.
Valentine’s Day is fun, but I don’t want to miss a day of language learning just for fun. I let them know they will be “speed dating” and they need to find out important info about this new person. You won’t want to date them if they are 10 years old.
Speed-dating is great for getting students to use the language in short conversations. Don’t leave without finding out their name (and number if interested! I encourage them to pretend they are someone else if they want to.
We’ve used it to develop questions before making short documentary films that require storytelling, and have done it in advisory and professional development when we need to break the ice.I am going to ask students to pick up a card as they enter class.Students will become an expert on the problem that they choose, so I want students to be able to pick a problem that they feel is accessible.Classroom applications: We’ve used speed dating in our classrooms as a protocol for eliciting rapid feedback for student work.We’ve also used it to build classroom culture by deepening relationships and building trust early in the school year.