Monday, November 19, 2012

Made4Math: Homework Help - Smartboard...

Homework Help Smartboard.

If you have read my post the Homework/Classwork Dilemma You know exactly how I feel about Homework, however after talking with a colleague, I thought of a neat way to help my students with their homework.

I give around 2 problems per night, Level 1 and Level 2/3 type questions usually. If you have a smartboard, you need to be using this feature. I record myself at the end of each day, solving my homework problems, the file then says as a .wmv. I then upload it to youtube or vimeo and I post to my website. My students know that around 6pm, they can go on and check their answers or get help with the homework problems. I will be looking at expanding this to review lessons and review before the test. Here is a sample video..

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Fav Friday: Waterfall Trivia

My Fav Friday: Waterfall Trivia

It is not easy to always come up with a review activity for every unit. However, sometimes you just got to keep searching.. I came across Waterfall Trivia, which I STOLE, and shamelessly from none other than super-blogger Megan Golding.

How To: Waterfall Trivia

I used this review activity for my Algebra II students over Polynomial Functions, Rational Root Thr. and Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, etc....

The only change I made from Megan is 4 minutes per question because of the type of problems and for my kids, I have a custom pandora station of Corrine Bailey Rae, Adele, Sara Bareilles, Carly Rae Jespen.

Waterfall Trivia