COAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL: 360 Degree Math
Coal City High School issued the following announcement on Nov. 16.
This year in Mr. Leman's mathematics classroom students are working not only their brains, but also their feet as they move about the classroom, using a technique called 360 degree math.
360 math is not a typical "sit and get" session where students can hide their work at their seat because they are uncertain, or just pretend to work on problems, but rather an opportunity for students to work collaboratively up at the board where there work is visible and can be corrected immediately by the instructor. By putting up whiteboards on every available wall space, students can now get out of their seat, discuss strategies for problems, and then take 2 steps to the left or right and evaluate another student's work. It's a nerdy math teacher's dream! This year has been a pilot of the idea, using it as an alternative to class practice at various times of the year, but the potential for a role reversal in the mathematics classroom is extremely exciting! The more students can get up and discuss mathematics, the more likely they are to grasp even more complex ideas as they advance in understanding.
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Source: Coal City High School