Reflection: Organizational Systems Riddle Me This... Using Data - Section 2: Develop the Concept


I use PowerPoint presentations in my classroom often.  I use them for several reasons. I find that the students are motivated by the animation and motion of the text and/or pictures that I use.  This helps to keep them engaged. 

Also, I can use the animation aspect to control the information that they are exposed to.  For instance, when I am giving clues to a riddle to help them solve the mystery number, I want them simply to look at each clue one at a time, as opposed to all at once.  With the animation tool, I can control one line of text, in this example a clue, to show up one at a time.  This allows my students to focus on the clues at hand. 

It is my hope that when I release the responsibility to them, they will look at each clue to eliminate numbers, one at a time, so they can determine the answer.

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  Organizational Systems: Why a PowerPoint?
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Riddle Me This... Using Data

Unit 4: Each Number Has a Place
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to use data from a chart or riddle to help them determine a given number.

Big Idea: The big idea of this lesson is that students will need to use deductive reasoning skills and data to help them solve problems.

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