Our class has been working hard learning about problem solving strategies. We have become experts with addition and subtraction bar modeling with one-step and two-step problems. Another way to learn more deeply about problem solving is to teach problem solving steps to others. Our class made their first math tutorials on bar modeling using Screencastify. Each student was assigned a word problem that was differentiated in the classroom. Students worked with a partner to talk, analyze, and discuss the steps needed to solve the word problems. The written format became the script needed to later create a Google Slide to organize their thinking. Mr. Casal worked with our class to create these Google Slides. Once the Google Slides were completed, students learned about Screencastify to deliver their tutorial digitally. We studied several tutorials from other teachers and speakers in order to learn how to make similar teaching videos. The students appreciated the power of knowledge that can be taught through these tutorials and wanted to be part of this digital world. Teaching a broader audience is very rewarding!
Please take a moment to view and learn from these wonderful bar model tutorials. I am so proud of our third grade students’ work and commitment. The link below will bring you to a YouTube playlist. Have fun learning!