Math THEIR way: A FLIPPED classroom


This lesson on fractions was FUN for my students, because they were able to teach each other! Flipping your classroom is a fun and easy way to solidify understanding and assist students who need more help.

Here is how I do it:

  1. Spend the first day creating your anchor chart and giving direct and explicit instruction on the concept. I define the SMART words they will need in order to be successful. The day before I defined and wrote the definitions of the following on the board: Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Linear Fractions and Fraction of a Whole. I also did a demonstration and hands-on activity on creating fractions of a whole by making a picture and writing the fraction as a number.
  2. I teach the students how to use manipulatives, and allow them access to these important resources during instruction.
  3. I always have my anchor chart out from the direct instruction.
  4. I create an interactive presentation using near pod for the students to show their understanding and track through. If you do not have this, I suggest using google slides. Google slides is free for educators. Near pod is an amazing resource that has been a game changer for my classroom.
  5. Model what is expected for an all the way correct answer. I made the words numerator, fraction and denominator mandatory words.
  6. Make sure students have a buddy or group to work with… this creates even more opportunities for collaborative learning.
  7. Allow the students to teach each other by explaining their reasoning behind their answers. I call this “claiming your genius answer.”
  8. Have fun! Encourage students and use the time to take notes on who needs more help, and facilitate good conversations and collaboration between your students.


This ends up being a blend of whole-group, small-group and direct instruction that is student-led. ❤

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Hello! I am a general education teacher in a public school system that believes in arming teachers and parents with the tools to make sure EVERY child is successful BEFORE they show signs of failure. Response to intervention should be an indicator NOT failure to respond to general education. <3 Arm yourself with knowledge

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