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Special thanks to wordle.net

What can it look like?

Options..

Textbook
Card games
Activities/Experiments
Manipulatives
Smartboard
Clickers
Computers
Calculator
Ipods and Podcasting or Quizzes
Small group discussion/ problem solving
Think Pair share
Internet sites - explorelearning.com, thatquiz.org, quizlet.com,
ETC, ETC, ETC


Wow... so many possibilities...


Let's think about setting up appropriate centres for a grade nine algebra strand...
1. Algeblocks/Algetiles
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2. Internet -
thatquiz http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/classpage?0020a13685b1f64
gizmos http://www.explorelearning.com/ N3CJLQ9TR8
quizlet http://quizlet.com/ Lulaland
3. Ipod - podcast

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Get it for your Ipod!







smart_pointer.jpg4. Smartboard/Smart Response activity


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5. Paper and Pencil

6. Activity - ie card game, sequencing or matching, etc.

Have you seen the Funthinkers Activities yet?
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Self Checking Review Activities





Links/Resources

Using Learning Centres...

- getting started tips

Implementing Math Centres...
- can be simple to implement
- can be just a packet of materials
- can be done as rotations or as choice
- should be set up for self directed independent work
- flexible grouping


Team Building exercises
games