Math Wiki Project Assignment (Wiki #2)


Effective Math Videos
It is can be difficult to “differentiate instruction” for Math. With the inception of GoogleVideo and youtube, an increasing number of entertaining, informative math videos have become available to supplement the math curriculum. The problem is that most math educators do not know that they are there.
Your wiki assignment is to find video on the web that could supplement a math curriculum. Include a hyperlink to the video (or embed it in the wiki). List the objective that is taught through the video, and your suggestions how it may be used. Optionally, if you find classrooms that are effectively using video as a mechanism to reinforce math concepts, share that information.

Participants:

  • charbeck1,Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
  • JSGeometry Decatur, AL

Moderated by: TheIllusionist and Wikimeister

Guidelines to Get Started


Here are the recommended steps.
1- The hyperlink above is the page that has been created to wiki this topic. (Click on the page to go there and begin editing.)
2 - First you should divide up the question into major headings. Type them in the wiki. Leave space in between for the text.
3 - Start by defining the topic. You may want to search on wikipedia or Google. Read information, go back to your wiki page, click edit, and summarize the information. Include a hyperlink to the source of your information.
4 - Repeat #3 until you have a good definition.
5 - Read what you have on the wiki and ask yourself, "What do I still not understand?" Go to the Internet and answer that question. Come back and post.
6 - Remember to subscribe to your page on the Notify Me tab so you know when your partner(s) posts!

How long should I spend?


We are recommending 10 minutes on one day, then, walk away and let your partner post. Then, add 10 minutes the next day.

What if I don't know anything about the topic?


The topics were selected are emerging, new topics. The purpose of this project is to show you how wikis create experts on a topic within a very short period of time. You will find that your research on the Internet causes you to form an opinion and add it to your current knowledge base. Remember, Wikis are not word processors. Go out to the Internet, grab a "nugget" and come back and post and save.

How do I get help?


Help

We have created a mini help on wikispaces section to help you.

Discussion Area

Go in the discussion area to discuss questions with your partner. (Remember to subscribe to the changes on your page!)

Moderators

You have Moderators available to help you. If you post your question in the discussion area, they are "patrolling" via RSS and will emerge to help you and answer your questions on Thursday and Friday. (Moderators will not available on the weekend.)