After reading Jen’s blog Using Pinterest in the classroom I wanted to try and use this in my lessons this week. I’m teaching solving equations to my Grade 8 classes and as well as being able to understand the written methods I wanted them to understand the modelling process as well.
So I asked my students to solve equations and take pictures of the stages when modelling using manipulatives. It was a great group work exercise and I received some great photos. So I uploaded these onto a Pinterest page solving linear equations which was easy to set up and posted their pictures on there. I’ve been able to use these pictures again in the week to reinforce learning and was great to use their own work as the examples in class.
Pinterest is great for getting inspiration and teaching ideas on math or any subject.