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Here is a picture of a student displaying the work they've shown on their white boards while engaging in online practice. Students apply strategies that we review as a group and utilize the white boards as a space to make/correct errors in order to learn the best strategies for solving math problems.
  • White Board example.png
Student Work Sample
 
 
Here is a picture of a student displaying the work they've shown on their white boards while engaging in online practice. Students apply strategies that we review as a group and utilize the white boards as a space to make/correct errors in order to learn the best strategies for solving math problems.
 
Independent Student Learning

White Board Support on Computers

While students work on online practice problems, they use white boards to support their practice and show their work. When using white boards, students are very excited and engaged, being able to erase all or part of their work quickly to determine the right answer for their problem. They have the blank space available to show whatever they need - a model, drawing, calculation, or even explanation.

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Student Work Sample
 
 
Here is a picture of a student displaying the work they've shown on their white boards while engaging in online practice. Students apply strategies that we review as a group and utilize the white boards as a space to make/correct errors in order to learn the best strategies for solving math problems.
 
Student Work Sample
 
 
Here is a picture of a student displaying the work they've shown on their white boards while engaging in online practice. Students apply strategies that we review as a group and utilize the white boards as a space to make/correct errors in order to learn the best strategies for solving math problems.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Quick
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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