Thursday, January 5, 2012

Model Drawing with Rate and Speed

Before break, a participant asked me to show how I'd use model drawing to show rate and speed problems.She was good enough to send examples.  Thanks!!

  Since the unit bar is labelled with Mrs. G's time, I put her miles above the bar.  I could have done a running total below the bar, but chose to do an ellipsis instead.  It's a great tool to use when the numbers are larger.

This problem clearly shows the relationship to multiplication.  After all, model drawing is turning a word problem into a visual representation so the student can find what to do next.

For more explanations, I recommend Char Forsten's Step-By-Step Model Drawing for grades 1-6

Or Lorraine Walker's Model Drawing for Challenging Word Problems for grades 6-Algebra 1.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Check out my Livebinder!

Live Binder is a great way to keep your bookmarks "in the cloud."  I love my Livebinder.  First, I installed the widget on toolbar so if I find a site I like, I just click on it and it adds it to my livebinder.

Check out my livebinders!  Ricky Mikelman's Singapore Math Live Binder Math and Technology

Happy New Year!