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Flipped Classroom


The flipped classroom has two parts: cooperative group activities in class and digitally-based individual instruction out of class. Moving direct instruction to homework videos and practice problems focuses class time on students developing deeper conceptual understanding through collaboration and guided practice, in turn supporting students' Motivation. While all students can benefit from this deeper engagement with math, research has found that flipped classrooms help struggling students in particular because teachers have more time to work with them.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this urban high school implemented flipped classrooms across the entire school to provide students more individualized support and peer-to-peer interaction. Students without Internet at home are provided extra time in the school's media lab.

  • Research has found that teachers who start class with a recall assignment of information from the homework best support their students in thoughtfully completing this homework and, in turn, applying it to their in-class practice. Teachers can then have students dig deeper into concepts through structured cooperative activities, such as collaborative problem solving, while they answer questions or work individually with some students.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    See how this video connects the Statistical Reasoning concept of standard deviation to real-world problems and then gives an in-depth visual explanation of the concept. By providing multimodal instructional videos, products can become critical partners to successful flipped classrooms.

  • Digital video tools and products are critical for successful flipped classrooms. Developers can create easy screen-grab tools for teachers to create their own videos or provide sets of professional instructional videos tied to common math skills. Being able to pause, rewind, and replay videos supports students' Speed of Processing.