Unit 2: What are the strengths and weaknesses of a flipped classroom approach?

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Overview:

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In this lesson, you will choose 2 flipped math classrooms to explore. You will then evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the flipped classrooms you selected. Through this exercise, you will begin to think about strategies that you would use while flipping your classroom.

Objectives:

• Given various examples of flipped mathematics classrooms, learners will select and analyze 2 flipped classrooms.
• Given a graphic organizer, learners will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the strategies used in each flipped classroom.
• Given a discussion board, learners will discuss what flipped classroom strategies he/she thinks is most effective.

Notes

All flipped classroom are different. So, in order to decide what you like best and what strategies you think you will use in your flipped classroom, you are going to analyze various examples. Look through all of the examples below and then choose 2 courses that you would like to look at closer. While analyzing the courses, keep in mind the following:

• What does HW consist of?
• What does classwork consist of?
• What is the role of teacher during class time?
• What is role of the student during class time?
• How are the students held accountable for the HW?
• How are the students assessed?
• What kind of resources are necessary for the students and teacher to have?
• What type of flipped classroom is this (traditional, mastery)?
• What kind of instructional videos are used (teacher made or videos from the internet)?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of this flipped class?

Flipped Math Classroom examples

Follow the link to check out the different flipped classrooms.

Activity

Fill in the graphic organizer that is attached. State the strategies used in each mini course as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each of those strategies.

Assessment

Using the discussion tab at the topic of the page, discuss the following:

• What do you think are the most effective flipped classroom strategies?
• What strategies do you think you will use in your own flipped classroom?

Make sure to use evidence from the readings as well as examples from the courses you evaluated