Have you “flipped” your math classroom? Students in a flipped classroom (sometimes referred to as reverse instruction) view the “content delivery” / lecture before class. Students and teachers then use their valuable class time to explore and to practice mathematical ideas and concepts. In the flipped classroom the teacher truly becomes a facilitator as students are able to work in groups and take charge of their learning. Flipping the classroom also allows for differentiation and give the teacher time to work with students who are struggling (either individually or in small groups).
Parents are quickly becoming fans of the flipped classroom. How many times have parents told you that they don’t understand their child’s math well enough to help them? Now parents can view their child’s “homework” with them…allowing learning to become a family affair!
Here are a few articles and blog posts on the flipped classroom:
- How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning
- The Flipped Classroom (video)
- 3 Keys to a Flipped Classroom
- The Flipped Classroom (recorded webinar)
- The Flipped Class Blog (by the concept pioneers)
Now that you have decided to flip your math class, you will need some video resources that will become a part of your content delivery. Here are three of my favorites:
- Khan Academy – This is the mother lode of brief instructional math videos. Here you will find everything from basic addition to Partial Derivatives of Vector-Valued
Functions. There are also many non-math subjects on Khan Academy so be sure to share with your non-math colleagues!
- The Math Dude – Mike DeGraba IS the Math Dude and he has produced a series of engaging math video clips that follow the Montgomery County Public School’s (MD) Algebra 1 curriculum.
- TED Ideas Worth Spreading – There are a few nice math videos here and many wonderful, inspirational and motivational videos in this collection. This is another good one to share with your non-math Brethren!
So I have to ask (POLL):