My hope every day for the next couple of weeks is to provide some mini-lessons, focused on specific content and/or grade bands. My goal is to create 3-4 lessons on the FREE online math software, ClassPad.net. These lessons will be freely available for anyone to use – parents, teachers, students. If you create your own free account on ClassPad.net, you can save the activities and modify them to fit your own needs. If you use them with students, they can also create accounts and create their own versions that they can then share with you as well. There are many options for how you can use these free lessons, with my goal to support remote learning with some resources that keep students thinking and working with math.
Today I have created three different elementary-focused mini-lessons. For each lesson, I have also created a short video that talks about using the lesson. I have provided the link to the activity itself as well as the accompanying video so you have some support if you plan to use them. For just the first one, Geoboard Explorations – Polygons, I have included an image of the activity and the full mini-lesson walk-through video so you get an idea of what these activities entail and their learning goal (s).
- Geoboard Explorations-Polygons Activity This lesson explores what polygons are and how polygons get their name.
- Video About the Geoboard Explorations-Polygons Activity:
Here are the other two activities for today (click on them and it takes you to the activity), all elementary focused, along with the links to the mini-lesson walk-through videos:
2. Geoboard Explorations – Square & Rectangle Activity This lesson explores similarities between squares and rectangles through manipulation and observation on a geoboard.
3. Measuring Angles – Protractor Activity This lesson helps students understand what angles are, where they can be found, what ‘degree’ measurement is and how it connects to understanding of circles, and finally, how to use a protractor to measure angles.
NOTE: I will be back tomorrow with a focus on linear relationships, graphing, and equations. We will explore data collection, slope, rate of change, equations, and lines of fit.
Remember – if you want to save and/or modify any of these activities, create a free account. Some useful links below:
- How to create a free ClassPad.net account (for anyone – students, parents, teachers)
- How to organize activities & share activities
- Some Ready-to-use activities that are already out there