Research has been conducted on the effectiveness of using video in the classroom, and according to one study by Kaltura, video is better than the written word when it comes to information retention, education, and overall experience.
I can vividly remember my 7th grade math teacher showing a video call The Case of the Missing Chick Cows : Adding Positive and Negative Integers. In the video, the Chick Cows were disappearing all around town and farmers started to blame each other for stealing them, only to find out that at night, the Chick Cows were linking arms and flying away. Some of the Chick Cows had left wings and others had right wings. When they linked arms together, they were able to fly away. Over 30 years have past since I watched that video and I still remember it. Videos have a way of making information “stick” and we are in a day and age were we have access to a plethora of videos that can help us learn.
For this Math Minute, print off the worksheet, “A Math Minute A Day” and use a QR Code reader to scan the code for each video. As you watch each video, jot down new and/or interesting information. What connections can you make? Which video did you find the most interesting? Silly? Entertaining? Let us know by leaving a comment!
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