An environment where the teacher can actively see student’s thought processes in one quick look! Cobb County has a model 360 math classroom in every middle and high school. The new environment assists in quick. formative assessment of learning and student collaboration. The next step is outfitting a model classroom in various elementary schools.
We now have 60 teachers across the county implementing the 360 degree math classroom. The classrooms were outfitted with large whiteboards around the entire room so that every student had a space to work math in. This gives the teacher the ability to stand in the middle of the room and view all student’s work by turning 360 degrees in place. Teachers can instantly assess student’s work and math process of thinking, as well as identify student’s work that approached the problems differently, but arrived at the same answer. Student’s are enjoying this active process of learning and using the whiteboards to test hypotheses before engaging their paper and pencil, while some students are digitally archiving their work.
Teachers are making use of this environment to change up the traditional math classroom. Students have shown quicker to get to the math task and more time spent on the math task through this implementation. Check out www.360degreemath.com for more information.
Michelle Mikes, Supervisor