Carolyn Leckie 2015-2016
Project Title: Differentiating Instruction in 6th grade Math
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
The best way to teach math is to have students working at their own level while participating in lessons with others. For the 2015-16 school year, my classroom with be using a new class set of Chrome Books. This will greatly facilitate my goal of differentiating instruction so that each student can work on his/her appropriate level. We will utilize our existing programs (IXL, Study Island, Digits and Moby MAX). Now we can add math games and instruction from the wealth of links I have found on incurio.com. By adding math games to reinforce students’ skills, students will overcome their dread of math and realize that math can be fun. In groups, students will work on lessons from WinMath that introduce them to math used in real-life jobs. Fortunately, I will be able to design individualized assignments for various students who are advanced, onlevel or lower level. This type of teaching sounds thrilling. Google Classroom will help immensely with notifying students of different assignments and with keeping track of their progress. However, a teacher monitoring system is needed to facilitate everyone working on their own level. This system will allow the teacher the ability to monitor student’s work and to allow for differentiation to meet the needs of each student. Students will be evaluated through pre/post-tests and will be required to keep records of their individual progress.