Monday, September 17, 2012
Made4Math - Foldables and Stations
Wowzers! Can you believe that we've been doing this for 12 weeks? Sometimes I wonder if I'll make it through the year, but honestly, the idea of #Made4Math helps to keep me going. It forces me to blog every week AND it forces me to try to be creative in some way every week.
Project #1 - Stations Activity
Last year, Julie had posted about using acrylic frames for her stations activities. Since I like to do stations, I was intrigued. In the past, my students had really struggled with stations because no matter what, someone couldn't see the problem well enough to work it. With Julie's idea, everyone can see the problem, which I love! I finally got the chance to use my frames this week.
I printed off 2 sets of 4 problems, one set in orange, one in pink. The right side of my room got one color, the left side got the other color. Each group started with a problem and after about 10 minutes, we rotated within their color groups. It worked out well, students could see the problem, and the frames gave it an air of "official-ness" :)
Project #2 - Writing Equations Foldable
I have to say I am VERY proud of this one. We were working on writing equations of a line and I decided to do a foldable. Since I'm slightly OCD, I wanted everything to line up well and I finally got it to work. It was so much fun to see students using their foldable all week :)
If you want the file, click HERE
Have a happy Monday!! :)