Friday, October 6, 2017

QR CODES - DIVIDING DECIMALS BY WHOLE NUMBERS

Students absolutely love QR codes or maybe they like them. It love getting to use their own device. Either way, they get moving and stay engaged for an entire class period and that's a WIN!

I created 10 problems (with 10 correct answers), 20 incorrect answers (I used the same digits just moved the decimal points around). Then I used a QR code app to create the codes for my problems. Here are some pictures from the app. 

(Above) I typed all of this in the app and a code was created. When it was scanned this was visible to my students. They had a recording sheet (I'll attach later) they wrote the problem, worked it, and then looked around the room for a poster with their answer. When it was found they had to scan the code and get an oops or correct message. 



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MULTIPLYING DECIMALS ASSESSMENT + DIVIDING DECIMALS NOTES = SUPER FUN


Today in class each student was given a envelope with a decimal multiplication problem written on the outside. Inside their envelope was a word. They were not allowed to open the envelope until directed.


        

Students were asked to work their problem on the back of their envelope. When all students had finished hey were directed to put themselves in order from least to greatest. At this time they removed the note from their envelope and held it out. This is where I was able to assess them. If they correctly worked their problems the statement that I read aloud made sense. If there had been errors we would notice them very quickly. I was able to check and discuss errors with the few rather than grade the entire class. When the statement was complete, I recorded a short video so we could take notes.

The statement was the first set of notes for the next topic, dividing decimals by a whole number.

Monday, September 25, 2017

MULTIPLYING DECIMALS - TAKE 4

Today we had a take 4 assessment. I had 4 assessments prepared and students have 4 opportunities to get their 100.

If students made their 100 then they got to move on to practice our next topic of dividing decimals by a whole number.

MULTIPLYING DECIMALS (BALL TO THE WALL)























The classes had a great time throwing a ball at the smartboard on Friday. This was a fun and very different approach to working practice problems. You can find the link to this activity at https://goo.gl/fC7Fas

Sunday, September 17, 2017

ADDING & SUBTRACTING DECIMALS ESCAPE GAME

Friday in class the students practiced working on their adding/subtracting decimals skills while working with word problems. Students were put into groups, handed a clue, and could not open their first lock until all group member had agreed upon the answer. 

I got some interesting looks as I purchased 9 tool boxes and 8 4-digit combination locks. I also got a 4-digit bike lock for the final box. 


This my first time to try the escape game and I have already learned a lot for the next time. I love making math fun.