RESEARCH MINIS
  1. Area representation of fractions
  2. Missing numbers
  3. Area & perimeter
  4. Patterns with odd numbers
  5. Parallel lines

 


 

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SIDE BY SIDE - research minis

1.RESEARCH MINIS (get a how-to-guide as a single-page PDF)

Use the menu on the left to view 5 lesson sequences using 2 different pedagogical approaches, shown side-by-side:

  • the pedagogical approach on the left is fairly typical
  • the pedagogical approach on the right offers a mathematical surprise

The intent is not to pick one approach over another, but to see that both approaches are of some value.

2. DO A MINI STUDY IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Try one or more of these mini lessons in your classroom.

How do students react differently to each pedagogical approach?

Ask your students to complete a quick survey by writing answers to the following questions:

  • What do they learn?
  • What do they feel?
  • What was interesting?

Have students share and discuss some of their ideas in small groups and in a whole class setting.

What about you?

  • What did you learn as a teacher?
  • What did you feel?
  • What was interesting?

Share your experience with colleagues.

We'd love to hear your feedback. Please email George Gadanidis at ggadanid@uwo.ca

3. MORE LIKE THIS

If you like these ideas then you might also like these resources:

  • What will you do in math today?
    • K-8 teaching ideas with lesson sequences, videos and other multimodal resources, and interviews with mathematicians engaging with the same ideas