Saturday, 19 October 2013

Maths plasters to make it better

This was inspired by this tweet by @ASTsupportAAli ...

You can find details of his literacy plasters in his frankly awesome toolkit here: http://cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/literacy-plasters.html the toolkit itself is well worth a look in general for other T&L ideas - find it here.

Basically I figured that if it's a good idea for literacy then surely it's a good idea for numeracy/maths too - just the content needs changing a bit - hence maths plasters were created...

This is the first draft covering a selection of topics to give an example of what might be included - plan in actual use would to make a full page or half page of each type of sticker. We're printing them direct onto sticky labels to speed things up, but you could print them onto plain paper and glue in. Could even look at getting printed by a sticker company - not got that far yet...

You'll notice that a couple also include a bitly link and QR code. This is to incorporate John Corbett's (@corbettmaths) suggestion of linking to a resource that gives more information about the error the plaster is highlighting and how to avoid it. The links I've used are to either John's own videos found here, or Hegartymaths videos (via Colin Hegarty aka @hegartymaths) found here.

I know John uses QR codes routinely in his marking - as per this tweet...
Having had a reasonable success with my trial of using QR codes & links to videos for flipped learning homeworks (see this post and this post) I'm keen to incorporate them into marking & feedback too - these stickers seem to be a good way to give targeted feedback to individual students.

Want your own stickers? - download a PDF here or an editable word version from here.

As always I'd be keen to know your thoughts - add a comment or send me a tweet...


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