Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alex - Algebra Teacher For A Day



Song:  Winterspell

Group:  Two Steps From Hell



A couple of days ago...
one of Alex's Math teachers gave the opportunity
to her students to teach particular concepts to the class for a day.

Alex volunteered and he wrote out his lesson for the next day in about one hour.

The problems in the inner ring he got from the text.

The four on the outer ring...
Alex had made up.

Alex's concept for him to teach, dealt with
probabilities in dependent and independent events.

Alex was excited to teach his class for approximately 50 minutes.


Alex's basic lesson plan






































Alex explained the concept...
gave them practice problems...
and then had them correct them.

Alex taught the first day...
and, as of this point in time...
there is one other child who will be teaching.

This technique of having the students teach is one used in the military
(except there...it is not voluntary :)

In order for a student to be able to teach...
he has to know his material cold.

No one wishes to look like a bonehead...
and so, they really put forth effort to learn their material.

They must also be able to answer any questions which the students may ask.

Fortunately for Alex...
he loves getting in front of class...
and he loves teaching.

This was a fun exercise for Alex...
but most importantly...
it was a great learning one.

2 comments:

  1. I continue to be impressed by the opportunities the school gives their students. I think giving the students the chance to get up and teach builds, not just their math abilities, but their communication skills as well. Not everyone who is good at doing math can teach it well. This gives practice at the very important skill of communicating to a group of people.

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  2. Yes...it is a very progressive school. They often blend many lessons in one. They stress advanced English and speech skills in all the classes. Even in their P.E. class, they had essay and presentation practicals. The whole school is geared for Collage preparation.

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