I made a short film this week on my lesson on primes and prime factorization in my 6th grade math class. It’s one of the first lessons I’ve use manipulatives in that class. I share my struggle with using manipulatives in the video, as well as what worked with the lesson, what didn’t, and what I would change for next time.
It was really fun to make the video, but it’s hard to be teacher and filmmaker at the same time. I was wanting to really hear what they were saying but also wanted to make sure I was capturing it well.
A few of the resources from the video:
I got this activity from the RL Moore Inquiry Based Learning Conference in 2015. Session led by Judith Covington of Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Activity taken from A Mathematical Foundation For Elementary Teachers.