This week’s challenge is all about teaching math online.
While many of you probably specialize more on the corporate side of e-learning, there’s a lot of creative things going on with K-12 and higher education that can help all of us build better courses.
Not only is this a great opportunity to expand your e-learning portfolios, it’s also a great excuse to freshen up on your math skills.
After all, what better way to sharpen your e-learning saw than by designing learning interactions for a different industry. Below are a few examples and resources to get you going:
Teaching Math with LEGOs
If you’re for an analog approach, consider using LEGOs and a Sharpie to create your interactive worksheets.
Great collection of visual learning activities from Learn Alberta. If you missed the e-learning games challenge, you’ll want to check out this site for inspiration.
Use your phone’s camera to capture a math expression and then watch the solution steps broken down into a series of step graphics.
GeoGebra offers free and interactive teaching materials for math. You’ll also find lots of creative uses for using sliders.
Challenge of the Week
This week your challenge is to design a short lesson to teach one or more math concepts.
If you’re unsure what type of math example to share, consider putting something together for higher education. We get a lot of requests from teachers looking for examples but we haven’t had much to share.
Of course, you can focus on any age group and level of math you like. Have fun with this one!
You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to design your math lesson.
Check out some real-world examples shared by community members:
- Storyline Math Flashcards By Diana Myers
- Math examples by Nancy Woinoski
- Wacky Math Game by Janell Deadwyler in this forum thread
- Get the Bananas Math Game: Preview | Download
- Khan Academy
- Math Curriculum by E-Learning for Kids
- MIND Research Institute - Learn math visually (Thanks, Trina!)
- Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts
- 10 Fun LEGO Math Ideas
- Infographic: Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math
- Math Games, Worksheets, and Inspiration on Pinterest
Need math equation in the questions and options - Good tips for using Word to create your math equations.
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
- Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you crunch the numbers in this week’s challenge, check out the heart-warming examples shared in last week’s Valentine’s challenge:
Wishing you a exponential week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.