The educational technology company uses game concepts to engage students while learning and targeting their weak areas in math.

Via Beth Dichter

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This teacher mentions in the beginning of the video that in her experience, students would check out as soon as another student was called on. By having students repeat back what their classmate as said, it gives them reason to be attentive while others are sharing. I have also observed that if my students do not get called on the answer the question, they tend to tune out, which is why I think having students repeat back keep them involved. I also really like the use of her "silent signal" that she has students do when they feel they are thinking the same way as other students. I think my class would love that!
Once again, this shows an alternative strategy than simply just "borrowing" in a subtraction with regrouping problem. I love that students are able to think outside of the box and I think that our job as teachers is to tell them that there is no right way to solve the problem. There are many different ways. As a teacher, I will be sure to introduce different strategies.
Alysia's curator insight,
November 14, 2013 10:04 AM
Love the idea of using legos to teach fractions. I think students would be excited to see examples of fractions in something that they play with.
Jenny Choi's curator insight,
December 15, 2013 6:50 PM
This is an example of a fun, unique way of teachnig fractions. Normally, fractions is visually taught with "pie charts" and other shapes. Taking this different approach is beneficial because it gets students to see fractions through a whole new, yet consistent, way. It will also engage them because legos are more hands-on and interesting than pie charts! It is also useful because the shapes are consistent, whereas if students were to hand-draw fractions using pie charts, they may not be.
Beth Dichter's curator insight,
April 10, 2013 10:25 PM
Students often struggle with algebra. KnowRe is providing a free Algebra 1 game (in beta) that helps students review and learn math. This post provides an overview of KnowRe and states it is a "teaching tool that adapts to students on a personal level. It learns how well each person is understanding the concepts and adapts the curriculum based on that information." You will also find a short video that shows how to use KnowRe and explains the components of the program. To go directly to the KnowRe website, which bills itself as "Personalized math learning designed to help students succeed" go to https://www.knowre.com/. ;
Zhendan (Max) Wang's curator insight,
April 11, 2013 3:05 PM
That's brilliant. if education could be implanted into games. everybody would be so happy to learn. |
Alysia's curator insight,
October 28, 2013 7:25 PM
I love this "Math About Me" worksheet. I think it would be fun, even for older students. It's just a fun way to see how we can use numbers and math to describe ourselves and the world around us. I also really like that the different sections reinforce different skills including counting and measurement. I will definitely use this in my classroom.
Jenee' Greenwood's curator insight,
December 15, 2013 11:21 PM
I would love to have my students complete an activity like this. They would be able to see how math relates to their personal lives. Numbers dont only exist in math problems, but at home (your address) or even your weight. Math surrounds us and is involved with just about everything we do. This activity would allow the students to recognize the relevance of math in their daily lives.
For students to be able to develop meaning-making about something, they need to be able to make connections first. Something would only make sense to them if they are able to relate it to their background knowledge and experiences. As classrooms become more diverse now, teachers truly need to meet and reach out to the needs of their diverse students first in order to make the subject matter more accessible and meaningful to the students. |

Students often struggle with algebra. KnowRe is providing a free Algebra 1 game (in beta) that helps students review and learn math. This post provides an overview of KnowRe and states it is a "teaching tool that adapts to students on a personal level. It learns how well each person is understanding the concepts and adapts the curriculum based on that information."

You will also find a short video that shows how to use KnowRe and explains the components of the program.

To go directly to the KnowRe website, which bills itself as "Personalized math learning designed to help students succeed" go to https://www.knowre.com/. ;

That's brilliant. if education could be implanted into games. everybody would be so happy to learn.