Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How can you use ClassDojo to enhance your maths lessons?

It was the other day when a student asked me “Miss, how many points till we get our class goal?” I looked up to see that they were on 893 and their goal was 2000. It was then I saw that same student think… “We need 1107” It was then I thought how else could ClassDojo be used for maths lessons.

Data - A graph shows how many points have been rewarded for each behaviour. Questions can be asked and observations can be made in order for students to interpret the data.

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Representing data in different graphs - Students could see their scores and create a range of graphs to represent their points and the members of their class. From this average, range and median could be observed and then worked out.

Calculating difference till class goal - (like the students who inspired this post did) Each day students can see how far they are till they get their goal.

Calculating average for class goal - if you have a set goal of 2000 points, students can work out how much each student needs to get to equally contribute to the class reward.

Fractions, Percentages and Decimals - they can view the information on the spreadsheet, work out what fraction, decimal and percentage of their scores are for particular behaviours. They can also do with for the whole class goal as well.

What is great about this is that it’s information that is meaningful to students and they will enjoy working it out and finding out how much they have earned and how far they are away from other awards.

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