Do your students still struggle with word problems? Do they ever ask you “when are we going to use this in the ‘real world’? If so, we’ve got the poll for you! This poll helps guide students through building linear equations that model the cost of two different cars over time, one hybrid-electric, one regular. This post highlights how polls can help you scaffold a problem and also how to use the scratchpad in combination with the prompt in rich math tasks.
This week, we are focusing on how to use features in Woot Math to offer support to students who might be struggling on a given task.
This week’s WootPoll uses the context of a fish tank to have students model a linear equation, find the x- and y-intercepts and construct a graph. This poll is quicker than previous weekly WootPolls and can be used as an exit ticket or warm up.
There is nothing worse than falling in love with a product during a free trial, and then not being able to afford it once the trial is over. Or being lured in by an offer for a free version of a product, only to find that it is so bare-bones so as to be almost useless. Woot Math’s Free Tier for Teachers is designed to provide enough content for hours of in-classroom use so that you can meaningfully try Adaptive Practice with your students without the constraints of a free trial period. We realize that you have limited time and resources, and our free tier is yours to use this year, next year and beyond. (Our other product, WootPolls, is always 100% free to teachers and students.)
We've just launched some new often-requested features in Woot Math Polls. Below is a quick recap of the top additions. Please keep the requests coming @wootmath!
This week’s math poll uses the context of a new job and commute costs to learn about systems of equations, functions and linear equations. Students model various situations based on hours worked and price of commute. This poll ends with an opportunity for students to use their computations to make value judgements about if they think the benefits outweigh the costs.
Welcome to our first #PollOfTheWeek. These are designed to help stimulate discussions about mathematics while giving you valuable data on your students’ thinking. You can use it as a warm-up, exit ticket or build an entire lesson off of it. Feel free to copy the poll to your account and modify as you see fit. If you want help aligning it to a different grade level, tweet at us @WootMath or email email@example.com.