As one of my fast paced math groups moved through the measring length unit, I noticed they needed a little help with using the tools to measure length and then record and analyze. So.. In preparation for others approaching this the unit I decided we needed some measuring experience. | Some students measured with centimeters and inches. They measured objects in the room and each other. I know this looks bad... but it's completely innocent. My second grade friend is measuring the length of his finger. I have blurred out his face but the look on it was absolutely serious! |

In the past during math students rotated through a guided math group, independent work and a partner game. In our blended environment students are making choices about where and with whom they work. All students are involved in instruction and learning at the same time.... no rotating and ... no partner games. Today I decided to add partner games back in the mix. With 20 minutes left in the math period I rang the chimes and simply mentioned that students were welcome to stop what they were doing and play math partner games. |

Their smiles helped remind me that math is hard work and some of the work should be fun! I have a sweet student who twirls... often. Everyone in the class will be working or listening or walking in the hall and my sweetie will be twirling. She reminds me that in the midst of hard work sometimes you just have to twirl! |

I got this idea from the Suestastic Blog a couple of years ago and it worked very well

So... how do I apply this to blended math? I am still using math groups but now all groups are happening simultaneously. I have six math groups. Each group is on a different lesson. I use the APP Explain Everything to make videos of the lessons.

Here is an example of a math video.

I store my videos on VIMEO.