Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Using Edmodo's Snapshot to practice Common Core Math

Essential Question:  How can I use technology as a tool to show what I've learned?

The students in 6th grade math had a chance to practice some Common Core Math questions using the “Snapshot” feature in Edmodo.  Snapshot allows teachers to quickly create quizzes aligned to Common Core Standards and gauge where students are.

In these lessons, students worked on the standards for "Expressions and Equations".  The teacher made the Snapshot on her Edmodo account and assigned it to her students.  

To introduce the assignment, the teacher projected the questions on her board.  The students answered the questions, showing their work, on white boards. Then, students took turns in front of the class to share their answers and explain their mathematical reasoning.  

Students can access the Snapshot from their teacher on their Edmodo account.  They can work on the questions any time they are on the computer.  Once they finish, their teacher will receive their score and be able to assist them with the content that they need help with.

To learn more about Snapshot from Edmodo, click on the picture below:

Massachusetts and Common Core Standards for Math
6.EE.A.1Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

6.EE.A.2.1 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.  Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract y from 5” as 5 – y.

6.EE.A.3  Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

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