The Number System
Kristina Ann Walla
This is a capstone project by Christina. In her project she focused on the “ Number system” unit. The unit was about Mathematical concepts including integers on the number line, absolute value, statements of inequality, and ordering decimals, percents and rational numbers. Her school district uses the Schoology Learning Management System. Cristina used the Schoology course area to design her course, which can be used for traditional in person, hybrid and virtual classrooms.
While designing her class, she made it user friendly so that students can navigate and find material. Under the material area she added a folder with Bell schedules. The meetings link as another folder that was added here. This had all the links for video conferencing, and as they were all in one place students can find it as needed. It was expected that students would be using technology, and for that reason Christina added Technology guides such as bootcamp, username/ password etc. Weekly agenda was posted so students got to know what to expect for that week. The Math learning material was added under two different folders, Decimal unit and Number system unit. These two folders were color coded.The first folder was Yellow and second one was Orange. Christina claims that the printouts from each folder used respective color papers as students may lose these papers but being color coded it might be easier to find it. Each unit had a Unit review guide, a list of activities listed, Sub folder for assignment/ homework submission. There was a folder called ticket where as a teacher she could check students to show their understanding. Formative and Summative were used to track student progress, Summative assessments such as quizzes, tests and projects did count towards students’ grades. Daily practice / Homework, exit ticket , participation were used for Formative assessments and used to keep check if students are following the class expectation. Formative assessment did not count towards students’ grades. Several ed tech tools such as flipgrid, adobe, kahoot, edpuzzle were used here.
It was a short and sweet project, which was very interactive. Students practiced different ed tech tools for learning and document their learning. It was considered to let students be creative and learn technology along with Math.