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Monday, 2 March 2015

Teacher inquiry #secondblogpost

What a busy start to the year we have had already!
We have been to see the River Talks display, had Nigel Latter filming in our class, and now we have testing...

...It's been a struggle to get any sort of routine's going with my Maths class so far, with all the interruptions to our normal programme.  However we are now settling into how we do our problem solving as a big group discussion very well, and are already seeing some great thinking, and are having some really great discussions.

My networking using social media flopped a little bit, with Twitter not receiving any notice at all, and my Google+ post only receiving 2 comments (One being a pity comment from a colleague/ friend).

However despite the majority of the responses being only crickets, the responses I did get were actually very useful, and have already helped to inform my practice.  On the advice from my Google+ notifications my students are completing follow-up problem solving activities and sharing them on their blogs. At the moment these tasks are quite simple but are getting more complex each time. Last week they merely had to explain their answer, with their solution explained as well. Now this week they are expected to do the same, but also to create their own question.

I have also networked with other teachers in my school, and have started getting some ideas towards getting students to create their own instructional video resource bank, using iPads and explain everything. The idea is that somehow students will be able to access each others "how-to" videos easily, and from there teach themselves new strategies.

So, towards my inquiry we are getting slowly.

Slow and steady wins the race after all.

1 comment:

  1. Argh! Where are people when you want them? Perhaps there isn't much out there on high cognitive follow up maths activities. Are you able to share any of the follow up activities that you have tried so far?