I hope that everyone is healthy and finding things to keep them thinking and being creative during this time of home isolation. As mentioned before the break, I will be setting up some units for my students to work on while at home.
For math, we will be continuing in our measurement unit. The focus will be on volume and surface area. I have created a student workspace that will guide students through the various modules. As students complete each module and indicate they are ready to move on, I will open the next topic.
I understand that students may not necessarily be following a fixed schedule and therefore I am hoping that this format will allow students to complete the work at their own pace with little to no direction from their parents.
Students should have the goal of completing the entire workspace within the next two weeks. For a general timeline for completion, consider the following:
- Module #1: Prisms and Non-Prisms (Red) = 2 days
- Module #2: Volume of Prisms (Yellow) = 3 days
- Module #3: Nets and 3D Shapes (Green) = 2 days
- Module #4: Surface Area of 3D Shapes (Blue) = 3 days
Here is a video which will explain the workspace and how I am hoping students can use it to directed their learning while at home.
The plan is to continue to release self-directed workspaces such as this one for the remainder of the time we are away from classes. Following the 3D Measurement unit, we have 3 remaining topics to cover in grade 7. I am hoping that by working through these online learning modules, students will have exposure and practice in all of the skills for grade 7 and therefore will not have too many gaps in their learning as they progress to grade 8.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Stay safe, stay home (if possible), and #FlattenThe Curve.