Listen: Rwanda, Rhode, Roddick discussed on Mr Barton Maths Podcast
"Can they fill in the rest of the information? And by varying the information given again, I think I hope full students awful. Autopilot. It makes them think hard about what they know what they don't know how that's going to change their approach. But the second type of reaction I tried to do throughout fill in the gaps is changing things throughout between rose themselves. So I don't just run them Lee with a quadriplegic expression for question one than different won't fit question. Tune a different one for question three this real and their related. So, for example, the, the Quadra tick in, in Rwanda comes to be X quite tight to take three in Rhode suicide squad, plus two x take three so there's opportunities for students to notice relationships between rose. And I can then start to talk about my reflective Specht, check behavior. What do you notice what's change? What state the same. How'd you expect that to change your answers week which, which rose can you which, which gaps, can you fill in without doing any more working out, and then now let's check it. So let's do the fact tries Asian. Let's do the complete in the squire. Check other any surprises. If you. You also prize. Can you understand why if you not surprised, how would you help? How do you explain it to somebody who was surprised, so by these fill in the gap activities? Hopefully I'm doing the kind of three things I set out to do when I talk about us design. So what will I shouldn't be thinking about will, hopefully quote, Roddick expressions? There's no with the context routes open, there anything that is the difference, Asian will yet. There is students can access it without thinking about relationships at all if they want just practice their basic factor is incomplete in the square skills, and so on, but is opportunity to spot connections to discuss relationships to make predictions within it. And then, does it encourage interesting. Conversations and questions were. Yeah. Think it does. One thing I'm experimenting with with them. The filling the gap site tippety is to give one fill in the gaps grid between two students, and then give the each student blunt piece of paper. So all the working out goes individually on the blank piece of paper. And then they used the fill in the gaps kind of template and as an answer grit in innocence, and students can only put their answers into the grid whenever they both agree on it. And I found that by doing this, the kids, the conversations that kids have a brilliant, because particularly whenever they disagree on something or whatever a child says. Well, that can't be right. Because look at the row, above and so on, and so forth. So yeah, I'm a really let these fill in the gaps activities. I've written about ten of him something, they're all in variation theory dot com. And I would a got if people are listening, and they've got ideas for these fill in the gaps. And they want to send them in while I will be a happy man and on the, the second type of activities, my van diagrams now started right in these vandyke activities years ago, a on nine years ago now and over, I think about a year ago or something like that. I built the website, Matt's vans dot com. I need a catchy name that massive ns dot com to host these. And so people could send them in, and we could build up, big Bank of these and this over. A three hundred something like that now and I really like these as activties.."