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Has anyone "flipped" elementary math?

May 29, 2013 10:21am

I teach third grade and am looking for how to teach math more effectively. I am considering flipping my math instruction next year. If you've done it, how did you do it? What worked? What didn't? What would you/will you do differently?

  • Math / Technology
  • 3-5
  • Planning


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    • May 30, 2013 6:48am

      part 2-

      After the quiz, you send the kids that got 4 or 5 correct on an independent project. The kids who missed 4 or 5 had to rewatch the video. While they were doing that, I did a quick remediation with the kids who missed 2 or 3. After, I sent them to do the same project that the top kids did. I then spent the rest of the time with my low kids.
      This was so wonderful!! I really enjoyed it, and the kids kept asking, "Are we going to do a video today?" They really loved it!

      • May 30, 2013 10:36am

        Amy - Thank-you for your WONDERFUL advice. What note taking format did you use?

        • Jun 2, 2013 6:12pm

          How do you ensure that all the students watch the video at home? I'd like to do this in a high school English class, but I find it difficult to get the kids to do ANYTHING outside of class.

          • Sep 7, 2013 3:14pm

            Our high school senior math teacher teaches the lesson on the iPad, uploads the video and assigns the homework, then she spends class time helping kids with the homework problems they struggle with--or they sometimes do all the homework in class where she is available to answer their questions as they work through it. I don't know if she does it this way every single class period, but she likes the results and students are understanding it better. So, that's one way to ensure the students watch the video--they come with some (or all--whatever you tell them to do) of the assigned problems done. I teach English, so I don't know all the nuances with math homework, but just thought I'd share that. Maybe try a flipped math lesson once a week and see how it works...use a mathematician's name and come us with a catchy name for such an activity. Good Luck!