Flipped Mastery – Angles Atheletics

This week was my second attempt at trying out the flipped mastery model with my Primary 5 Math class. This was on the topic of angles. Students had to master 3 concepts at the end of this topic. Angles at a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles. Since one concepts builds on to another, I assigned a medal to each topic. Bronze for angles on a straight line, silver for angles at a point and gold for vertically opposite angles.

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Every student is expected to achieve gold medal at the end of the topic. However, students worked at their own pace. They started off by attempting questions on angles on a straight line. Once they were able to grasp the concept, they will then attempt a quiz, if they pass the quiz they will be “awarded” the bronze medal and they can move onto the next concept. Eventually, they will do a quiz on vertically opposite angles and they will then be awarded the gold medal.

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I felt that this really motivated the students to want to achieve gold. To hear their cheers when they pass the quiz was an awesome feeling. Rarely do you hear cheers when students are doing Math!

The only aspect in which I had to improve was to better organise the class. As I had to take time to check through their work to ensure students grasp the concept before letting them attempt the quick, I had many students waiting for me to go to them. This meant that precious time was lost waiting for me. Eventually, I assigned students who achieved gold medal to help me check and explain to their friends if their friends were unable to do the questions correctly but even they were overwhelmed as the explanation was time consuming.

I need to think of ways in which students can self check and evaluate their level of understanding without me. That way the flipped mastery model will really be effective in allowing students to master the concept before moving on and learning at their own pace.

Have you tried something similar? Or if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas, please share with me in the comments section.

Learning Redefined.SG Episode 6: Flipped Revision

Sorry for the long break since the last video. Here’s the next episode of Learning Redefined.SG.

In this episode I will be talking about a different way of going through revision, test and exam papers. I call it Flipped Revision. With this method, I believe we can better make use of the time we have in class to maximize students learning from revision, test and exam papers.

What do you think? Will this method be more effective than going through questions one by one in class?

Do leave me your comments below or tweet me @enoch_ng.

Episode 5: So you THINK you can Flip – Part 3

In this episode, I will be showing you how to start flipping your classroom. However, if you have not heard about flipped learning or flipped classroom before, go to my previous episode to learn more about what and why we flip our class. (http://youtu.be/_n_JHBKaUVA)

There are three parts to this episode.

Part 1 – 10 questions you should ask before you flip. (http://youtu.be/ASvPcXwUwao)

Part 2 – Planning your flipped lesson. (http://youtu.be/etVcKxOkcmE)

Part 3 – Creating, Uploading and Embedding your video (http://youtu.be/444OXPUfyHI)

I sincerely hope that this episode can help you have a great start to your flipped journey.

As always, please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy Flipping!

Enoch

Episode 5: So you THINK you can Flip – Part 2

In this episode, I will be showing you how to start flipping your classroom. However, if you have not heard about flipped learning or flipped classroom before, go to my previous episode to learn more about what and why we flip our class. (http://youtu.be/_n_JHBKaUVA)

There are three parts to this episode.

Part 1 – 10 questions you should ask before you flip. (http://youtu.be/ASvPcXwUwao)

Part 2 – Planning your flipped lesson. (http://youtu.be/etVcKxOkcmE)

Part 3 – Creating, Uploading and Embedding your video (http://youtu.be/444OXPUfyHI)

Here’s the link to the Google Doc mentioned in the video. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kXCk-Hk0UqcKFiHYd9dxfcKEJ8Ay8ZFOELo_wYNg06M/edit?usp=sharing)

I sincerely hope that this episode can help you have a great start to your flipped journey.

As always, please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy Flipping!

Enoch

Episode 5: So you THINK you can Flip – Part 1

In this episode, I will be showing you how to start flipping your classroom. However, if you have not heard about flipped learning or flipped classroom before, go to my previous episode to learn more about what and why we flip our class. (http://youtu.be/_n_JHBKaUVA)

There are three parts to this episode.

Part 1 – 10 questions you should ask before you flip. (http://youtu.be/ASvPcXwUwao)

Part 2 – Planning your flipped lesson. (http://youtu.be/etVcKxOkcmE)

Part 3 – Creating, Uploading and Embedding your video (http://youtu.be/444OXPUfyHI)

I sincerely hope that this episode can help you have a great start to your flipped journey.

As always, please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy Flipping!

Enoch

Learning Redefined.SG Episode 3: SAMR

In this episode, I share my understanding of the SAMR Model.

The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model was developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura. It offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.

Click here for an interactive graphic on the SAMR model by Susan Xnevad.

As always, I love to hear from you, so please leave your comments below and if you like what you see, please don’t forget to subscribe.