This week’s challenge is all about teaching math online.
While many of you probably specialize more on the corporate side of e-learning, many creative things are going on with K-12 and higher education that can help all of us build better courses.
Not only is this an excellent opportunity to expand your e-learning portfolios, but it’s also a great excuse to freshen up on your math skills.
After all, what better way to sharpen your e-learning saw than by designing learning interactions for a different industry. Below are a few examples and resources to get you going.
Teaching Math with LEGOs
If you’re for an analog approach, consider using LEGOs and a Sharpie to create your interactive worksheets.
Here's a great collection of visual learning activities from Learn Alberta. Strangely, the interactions use Flash, and what's even stranger, it works.
Use your phone’s camera to capture a math expression and then watch the solution steps broken down into a series of step graphics.
GeoGebra offers free and interactive teaching materials for math. You’ll also find lots of creative uses for using sliders.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your e-learning challenge is to design a short lesson to teach one or more math concepts.
If you’re unsure what type of math example to share, consider putting something together for higher education. We get many requests from educators looking for interactive match examples, but we haven’t had much to share.
Of course, you can focus on any age group and level of math you like. Have fun with this one!
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example.
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you create your e-learning listicle, check out the interactive coloring book examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week.
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.