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  • End of Year Projects

    Posted by Kate Nielsen on May 3, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    My biggest problem right now is trying to keep the students engaged and learning. We just finished up the End of Year State testing and still have 3 weeks of school. What are some things you do to keep the students and teacher going strong to the end?

    Kyle Pearce replied 3 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Anne Guerriero

    May 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I have found that some of the most interesting math is at the end of the book–geometry and statistics. These tend to be very hands on and have lots of real world applications. I am thinking about having students design a survey for their peers. If your school uses Google, a survey on Forms is really easy to design, send out and collect all the data. Depending on the level you teach, students could analyze the data in many different ways–circle graphs, lines of best fit, standard deviations. Geometry projects could be tesselations, quilt patterns, scale drawings or models, indirect measurement…

    You might also consider a reflective project such as a portfolio.

    • Kyle Pearce

      May 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      It definitely is that time of year where minds are wandering, the weather is turning towards summer, and engagement is at an all-time low!

      I’m big into explorations year round, but what better time to try something new than when you’ve only got 3 weeks to go? Love the suggestions that were already shared… Have you checked out the tasks section yet?

      Also, along with the portfolio idea, what about a “mastery” focus where kids are going back to address their misconceptions to improve their understanding and the resulting grade?