The traditional flipped classroom students learn the concepts for homework and complete activities in class. This method is recommended for middle school and older. For our young students, I have modified the traditional to allow for the learning to happen in school.

I have slowly been introducing this method to the students using posters, handouts, and pages I created in this blog. See the new category called

*Math Flipped Classroom*for more information on some of the lessons. While the students are working on their flipped lessons, I am able to call them in small groups or alone to help them understand more difficult concepts. What I find is that the children are engaged in their classwork, more successful working with partners, and are strengthening their deep level thinking skills. When we get together in group, they are more easily able to explain their own thinking and how they discovered the process. They are also more able to self-correct since they own the process; it has not been taught to them.

You can read more about the flipped classroom here.

1. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/flipping-the-classroom/

2. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flipped-classroom-in-class-version-jennifer-gonzalez