Monday, March 7, 2016

DoJo and Growth Mindset

Did you know that Class DoJo has 5 great videos relating to Growth Mindset (perseverence, effort, learning from mistakes, etc)? Thanks SO much to Lyndsay White, 3rd Grade teacher at Bench for sharing this.  Here is link and the first video is found below.  You will also see a little discussion guide link right below the video.  Click here!
 (This is just a picture below of what it looks on "click here" to view video!)


As you know, geometry includes a variety of vocabulary terms.  Math Practice Standard #6 "Attend to Precision", relates to being precise with calculations and use of tools, and also being precise with vocabulary!  
Learning vocabulary goes beyond writing and defining a word.  In geometry, students need to be clear on the attributes that define that shape.  hat is the difference between perpendicular lines and intersecting lines?  How are they the same?
One fun way to get kids up and moving as well as thinking about defining attributes of geometry terms is by doing Geometry Charades.  Click here to view this simple idea for Geometry Charades!