I decided that this 2-day unit would be the perfect time to try flipping the classroom. The unit is skill-based, and I want students to have as much class time to practice as possible. The notes are simple to give via video.
The preparation for the unit is huge. I'm spending a lot of time preparing the stations we will use in class as well as planning the examples I want to put in the videos.
The outline of the stations looks like this:
Day 1 ... simplifying expressions with rational exponents
- Manga High
- Card Sort
- Search 'n Shade practice
Day 2 ... solving equations with rational exponents
- Edmodo challenge problems (EOC style)
- Error Analysis
- Solving Practice
I'll share the bits and pieces soon. I left most of the work today on my school computer. The unit starts Friday ... so I need to step up the preparation!
I'd love to learn how the flipped experience works for you. I see the benefits, but I have some reservations as well.
Mary - I'll let you know how it goes. We had a snow day Friday which would have been day 1. I'm emailing my students to remind them how important it is to take the notes before class.Delete
I will say it has felt like a lot of work ... partly because I share my room so getting to use my equipment to make the videos is challenging, and creating the stations was hard. I wanted a little different practice than my teammates have planned.