Parent conferences are a great opportunity to share with parents. This year my professional development goal was to use technology in my student's math sharing. So as we finished a problem solving unit, I decided to have my students "publish" their strategies in Explain Everything.
The parents really enjoyed seeing their children work a math problem in "real time". Hearing their kiddos cute little voices explain a math problem was not only adorable but powerful. Their published explanations really made my discussions about my students math development more rich. I have added some examples below. It is great too see all the different strategies my kids came up with. I also got to teach them about Google Drive and how to upload documents into Explain Everything.
Enjoy watching and leave any thoughts and tips in the comment area...
Here is a kiddo experimenting with number lines and moving toward an open number line approach to adding...
We played a game called "cover a flat" that had the kids experiment with place value and the base 10 system, you can see this child use it as a tool to solve her problem...
Here is a child who is just mastering counting on...
The following examples are kids we are really using their knowledge of place value to compose and decompose numbers...
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