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!

Hey Beth,

ReplyDeleteI'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.

DeleteI 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.