Tasked to modify an existing paper-based lesson on classifying triangles to be more multimedia (and mobile) in nature, I chose to create two separate lessons:
Direct Instruction: If teachers wanted to include a direct teach piece, the following videos would serve the purpose.
- Student Task 1: Utilize the deck below to view the 7 mystery triangles. Check your understanding by flipping the card over to get the answer.
- Student Task 2: Draw a triangle to match the description for each of the mystery triangles using Paint or Smart Notebook Express (or a recording sheet).
- Student Task 1: Access the Mystery Triangle deck using an iDevice and the Flashcards* app:
- Launch Flashcardlet app.
- Tap Flashcards.
- Tap + sign in upper right hand corner to Download from Quizlet.
- Tap in the search space.
- Type “Techchef4u”.
- Tap Creator and tap Search.
- Select Mystery Triangle Exercise.
- Tap Add to Library.
- Tap Cancel and tap Library to return to your personal Flashcard library.
- Tap to select Mystery Triangle Exercise to review deck.
- Tap Study and start studying.
- Review all 7 cards in the deck: swipe to go to the next card and tap on a card to see the back of the card.
- Student Task 2: Draw a triangle to match the description for each of the mystery triangles using Popplet Lite, iPen Free, or or Xnote.
- Have students create their own Quizlet deck for Mystery Quadrilaterals.
- Utilize Doodle Buddy, Story Lines for Schools, or TypeDrawing FREE to illustrate triangles.
- Have students make a talking triangle video for a specific triangle using Mad Lips.
- Have students create an instructional video to teach classifying triangles using ScreenChomp, Explain Everything, ShowMe, or Educreations. (See example Classifying Triangles video from Math Lambert).
- Have students create their own triangle song using Songify, Video Star, or Videolicious.