I recently introduced the video problems that my students and I have been working on this year. Here, I would like to explain the students videos a little more.
While I have found a highly effective use for my videos in the classroom, I have realized that student video have just as equal and important place. In a previous post, I mentioned how the Standards for Mathematical Practice. These practice standards need to be an essential part of any math classroom. A great way to accomplish that is by having students create their own problems, in the this case video story problems.
Here is the “Video Problem Think-Through” form that I use in my classroom:
Video Problem Think Through-click here to view the PDF
Any student creating a video problem is required to complete this paper. The content standards can be seen in what is required by the students. For example, take a look at the question “Is the information you are providing accurate?” I put this on form so that students would “Attend to Precision” (Practice Standards Six). Obviously, students are forced to attend to precision, due to the fact the question appears on the page. However, in creating their own problem, which is a high-level thought process, attending to precision can be difficult.