## Tuesday, November 26, 2013

### Marvelous Math!

Our fourth graders are working hard learning and using math strategies to solve a variety of problems. One area I have noticed that they can struggle is in explaining their thinking and in using good math vocabulary. Some students also struggle to learn the right steps to solve a problem, so we came up with the idea of creating our own math channel on Vimeo to help us.

The students met in small groups to discuss the kinds of problems we should make videos of.

Then they wrote out how they would solve and talk about the problems.

They practiced and practiced...

until they came up with videos like this:

Come visit the Room 12 Math Channel to learn more great ways of solving math problems!

1. Dear Mr. Pahl,
Doing the videos is was a great idea because we were practicing and practicing and that makes us think about more of the math we know and for us to share our thinking and to share how we solved the problem then other people who don’t know how to solve it they can look on Vimeo!

2. Dear college students thank you so very much for commenting on http://vimeo.com/channels/room12math/page:1,2,3 To the people that you guys liked and commented on their video they really appreciate it thank you so much

3. Dear Mr. Pahl,
Doing the videos is was a great idea because we were practicing and practicing and that makes us think about more of the math we know and for us to share our thinking and to share how we solved the problem then other people who don’t know how to solve it they can look on Vimeo!
By: Eliabeth

4. Dear Mr.pahl,
From,
Eric

5. Dear Class,
I do not understand long division yet, so can you do some more of that, please?

I think doing this project was a great idea because people who don’t know how to do math problems can learn from us. We made videos about math strategies and how to do math problems. We worked really hard on this project and it paid off, teachers and student must be proud because maybe they don’t know these things and we taught them.
From, Charlize

7. Dear Mr.Pahl,
I think doing the videos was a great idea; it was also very fun. I liked it because all of our strategies were great and rely well explained but I do have to say, there was a lot of horse playing going on, but besides that everyone was amazing!
From,
Sarah.M

8. Dear Mr. Pahl,
Making the videos were fun and a great way for other students to learn new strategies.
From, Maximus

9. Dear Mr.Pahl,
I think the vimeo math videos were an awesome idea! I’m having trouble with area models, so I hope there’s more out there! And I’m happy that you have this idea it’s to help for others learning and math is hard to some people like me. THANK YOU!!!

10. Dear Isabelle
This is great multiplication kids can learn better I like how you did 13x14 I think you are going to make kids learn great work.

By: Yolibeth

11. Dear class,
I think this is a fun way to learn math. You can just make videos at school and post it at Vimeo. But can you please post more long division ones I’m having trouble doing long division. It would help me a lot thank you class.
From Eli

12. Dear student,
I think we did a good job on the math and I know that you got a lot of support and they ended up great maybe I will go on my IPod and look at the great videos that you and some other kids made.

from
Jordan

13. I think Elizabeth teached a good strategy for multiplecation because she showed how to do it and how to solve it
From Brian

I am glad that kids are learning to do math. The fun way kids can learn easier is online because kids can find many different ways online like math science and lots more.
By:Yolibeth

15. I’m having trouble doing long division. It would help me a lot thank you class. I think the vimeo math videos were an awesome idea! I’m having trouble with area models, so I hope there’s more out there! And I’m happy that you have this idea it’s to help for others learning and math is hard to some people like me. THANK YOU!!!

16. I have a question why were the black and the white fighting! And I have learned that Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 also I know that he sent 26 -27 years in jail
By: Alondra

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