Remember this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxfZbj5vf7Y
I had never realized the power of this activity until I saw it being done for a math class. What a powerful activity to get all students thinking and talking. For some great ideas as to what this might look like in your class, check out this site:
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me – I’m a fan. I know, it may seem strange to be a fan of a math teacher, but Dan Meyer has really made me consider the intrigue and beauty of math in a nice guy, down to earth kind of way. He’s taken the stodgy “academicness” out of math learning. It’s light yet deep, fun yet meaningful. Check out his latest talk and please share your thoughts. A question to ponder is, “What do we mean when we say ‘real world’?”
Check out this amazing tutorial by one of the amazing Grade 6 students at one of my schools. He did this using Explain Everything.