Skip to main content

Motivation for Midterms

 


How do you compete with social media and the need to always be connected?  This can cause a problem especially when it comes to midterm review.  I choose not to compete with them but to work on student by in.  

Oftentimes, I hear teachers say students should be motivated to pay attention just to do well.  Students shouldn't need an external motivation.  We as teachers are competing with many things to get and keep students attention, this means at times changing how we engage with the students.  

This year, I'm doing a bingo board for midterm review. My students love using Canva to create so I used this to start the process.  I asked some students who are awesome with Canva to create the bingo boards for the class.  I gave the students a list of words that needed to be on it and they had the freedom to create it how they thought was best.   This is the first step in student by in.  You are giving students a chance to shine.

Next, the students get to pick what type of bingo they want to achieve.  Yes, this means that every student could win and it means that every student completed at least 3 review stations.  Students can complete a simple pattern completing just 3 in a row or they can complete a more complex pattern.  

How do you convince them to complete a more complex board or more review? My students are working towards a prize.  They don't know what the prize is, they just know it varies based on the pattern they complete and the more completed the better the prize.  Students can earn digital stickers and digital badges which is what I'm using as the prize.  

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pixel Art with Math Problems

    A pixel art activity provides instant feedback and some excitement.  My students enjoy doing these because they can see right away if they are doing the work correct and they also like to race to figure out the picture first.    Integer Operations Add/Subtract Pixel Art This is an online activity where students complete addition and subtraction of integers. The students will input their answer in the table and a color will appear if they are correct. When the students are finished they will have a picture.   Distribute Equations Pixel Art This in an online activity that has students solve equations with the distributive property. Several of the equations also require knowledge of combining like terms after distributing. Students solve the problem and type the answer in the table, if they are correct a color will appear. When the table is filled they will have a picture. One Step Equations Pixel Art This activity is done online in Google Sheets. The students solve each equatio

Baby Yoda Pixel Art Template

  This template is set for 3 sets of answers.  I have the answers that are currently set, you will need to reformat them to use with your content.   Baby Yoda Pixel Art Template Be on the lookout for this activity given 2 ordered pairs and asking for slope, y-intercept, and the equation of a line.  I'm also formatting this for converting between percents, decimals, and fractions.  If you want to reformat it before I post the above activities here is how. 

Gimkit Tag Domination

  Gimkit came out with a new mode called Tag: Domination.  This is currently one of my students favorite modes(fishtopia is the other).  This game is similar to physical tag.  Students are split into 2 teams.  To earn energy to run and get upgrades, students must correctly answer questions.  The time to tag and run away alternate and students can see which one they are in on the top left of the screen.  At the end, the team with the most tag win.