Flipping the Classroom (Math)

  1. Take a few minutes to review the Types of Flipping below.
  2. As a table, discuss:
    1. the merits of each type of flipping 
    2. how the use of screencasts could pedagogically redefine your classroom
    3. why this could increase the learning of math concepts
    4. potential issues
  3. Designate one person at the table to add your group's ideas to the Flipping the Classroom Chart
  4. As a group, we will discuss our findings.
Types of Flipping
  • Points of Pain (Ron Houtman): At the end of the day, what are you sick and tired of repeating? Create a screencast for the next person who asks the exact same question. 

  • Technical Understanding (Reuben Hoffman and Dan McDowell): When you are regularly using technology tools (web-based tools, computer applications, or device apps), some students may need extra AND repeatable guidance.  (Example)

  • Skill Building (Dan McDowell): Similar to Points of Pain, except that these are essential skills that students need to master. It could be how to approach a specific type of math problem or how to write a thesis statement. (Example)

  • A Content Library (Dan Spencer): Creating content that is accessible at any time and rewindable. (Example

  • The Flipped Classroom (Aaron Sams): What is the best use of classroom time? When do students need their teacher’s guidance the most - during a lecture or when doing homework problems? 

  • The Flipped-Mastery Classroom (Jon Bergmann): Students need to demonstrate they understand before moving on. Students should be able to learn at their own pace. How can we take advantage of technology to individualize learning?
Adapted from Dan Spencer (@runfardvs)
(Long Version)** Added by Dan McDowell