This is the fourth in a series of blog posts discussing the collaboration of the Collab Lab and our EG Ed Prep students. Hannah implemented a lesson based on the Spark Session presented by Rachel Barry. Please follow along on our journey using the hashtag #214EdPrep or clicking on the label #214EdPrep in the word cloud!
Last week Ms. Barry showed us different teaching methods that would help students learn. One idea that I really like was Mathketball. I felt like this would be such a fun activity for the 3rd graders that I'm currently working with in my internship. They're currently working on multiplication, division, and fractions. I wrote 5 problems for each section. Once I got to the classroom, I gave them all three sheets of paper and made sure to show them how to fold and rip so they had enough paper for each problem. I made them get into a circle and then I explained how to play this game.
When I heard that a student wanted to “skip” a problem I would quiet them down and show them a different method to figure out the problem.