6 Session GoalsAt conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:Create and implement activities to foster student engagementFacilitate a learning environment that is student-centered; andDevelop and implement math starters and exit tickets in daily class sessions
13 Strategies for Motivating Students Following are some research-based strategies for motivating students to learn.Become a role model for student interest.Get to know your students.Use examples freelyUse a variety of student-active teaching activitiesSet realistic performance goalsPlace appropriate emphasis on testing and gradingBe free with praise and constructive in criticismGive students as much control over their own education as possible
14 Mini-lessons with quick checks Course Set-upMath Starters10 minutesShare-out5-10 minutesGuided Activity10-15 minutesMini-lessons with quick checks40 minutesExit Tickets5 minutes
15 Math Starters and Exit Tickets Beginning each class session with a math starters will help you make the most effective use of your class time.“Ticket to leave” (or “exit ticket”) is an ideal way to end a class. It can serve as a number of purposes:provide feedback to the instructor about the class;require the student to do some synthesis of the day’s content; andchallenge the student with a question requiring some application of what was learned in the lesson.
17 Advantages Mathstarters Exit Tickets Fosters engagement at the beginning of every classBuilds math confidence in Dev Ed studentsAllows an opportunity for students to take ownership of their learningUsed a pre-assessment of students prior knowledge before teaching a topicHelps guide the usage of peer tutoring in the classroomExit TicketsHelps instructors plan the next day lessonHelps instructor informally measure each students level of understandingAllows an opportunity to apply skills to real world applicationsBrings closure to a lesson
18 Challenges Mathstarters Exit Tickets Students with very low skills feeling successful every classInstructors uses it to teach a lessonInstructors do not allow an opportunity for students to share out or work with peersExit TicketsMath Instructors not using the data collected from the exit ticketUsing closed-ended questionsinstead of open-ended questions
20 2 Big Ideas I heard in this session Exit Ticket2 Big Ideas I heard in this session(write these down)1 big “aha” moment I had(share with group)
21 ResourcesAndersen, M. (2011). Intermediate Algebra Instructor’s Resource Binder. Cengage LearningBridge to Algebra,Greenberg, Dan. (1996). Funny & Fabulous Fraction Stories. Scholastic Teaching ResourcesMuschla, Gary, et al. (1998). Math Starters! 5-to-10 Minute Activities That Make Kids Think, Grades 6-12Muschla, Gary, et al. (2013). Math Starters: 5-to-10 Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Grade 6-12Thompson, Frances M. (2010). The Algebra Teacher’s Activity-a-Day, Grades 6-12: Over 180 Quick Challenges for Developing Math and Problem Solving Skills.