Of all the digital learning tools available Desmos is by far my favourite as a maths teacher. It is so much more than just a free online graphing calculator. Once you delve into the options of Desmos Classroom Activities, your life will never be the same again.
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This Maths lesson is a different take on the standard Station-Rotation model. Instead of dividing learners into fixed groups, I gave each learner an individual rout through the stations. Thus new groups formed every time they moved stations.
Everything, from classroom rules to planning, to the first lesson that a new maths teacher wants to know to be prepared for their first year in the classroom. Bonus: Free templates for new maths teachers.
If you are a maths teacher you appreciate how difficult and time-consuming it is to type maths. Equatio incorporates voice typing and optical character recognition to make this a lot easier.
I like the theory behind a flipped classroom, but I have not yet come across a situation or topic where I thought a flipped class would be appropriate. Until I tried it with grade 11 geometry...
A typical lesson starts with the teacher providing the questions and learners answering them. Why not mix that up and give your learners a blank sheet and ask them to set up the questions for each other? An Instaworksheet on Google Slides is the ideal tool to make that happen.