MemberJune 8, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Recently while teaching Volume and Surface area to a group of ELL students who were hybrid (In person and remote), I noticed that they were having a hard time differentiating between shapes, and also as to why volume was three dimensional and SA was two dimensional. Even though I had created several graphic organizers I realized that the students needed more real world visual representations. This was especially true of the remote students, which created even more challenge. However, just by going back and re teaching the lesson with the inclusion of real world examples in videos, and also physical representations that myself and the in person students held on camera made a difference. Students needed to be able to make the connection between the shape, it’s dimensions, and their prior knowledge. In the future when teaching these lessons, I will be sure to provide more representations that students can handle themselves, and also connect to their own life experiences.