Jeffrey buys 5 boxes of oranges. There are 10 oranges in each box. There are 12 rotten oranges. How many oranges are there that are not rotten?
We have been playing with a variety of tools to share our math learning. So, some students used Google Draw. Others used Pixie. Some used Explain Everything.
I am thinking about the reflection piece of share with my math coach. I think there can be real power in Padlet as a way for kids to reflect on thinking, analyze work and learn new things to try. The power of this Padlet was in the conversation. Because the Padlet was added to over a 15-20 minute period, kids naturally gathered around the Smartboard noticing things before we formally shared. Then as we shared, there was a power of having all of the representations on one board--in a place that we could see them all at once.
Usually, we can Airplay share one at a time or share a student's thinking from their notebook with a document camera. Padlet allowed us to see patterns in our work. Kids noticed that with division, most kids were drawing pictures and wondered why that was. Others noticed different number sentences across work. We could get a close up of one to analyze if we wanted to or we could look at the patterns we saw in our work as a whole.
I am going to work with my coach to build on this and to really think about how to raise the level of the share piece of Math Workshop. Lots of possibilities!