Workshop presentation

Math and UDL – session 1 (6in1)

Math and UDL – session 1 (4in1)

More tools to engage students mentioned by participants during the workshop include Smartboard games, computer games, simple skills in game sense, iPads for representing learning, real world examples, open-ended questions, manipulatives (ex. Geoboards), music, videos, and humour. 🙂

Thank you for your contribution. It was a pleasure to learn from all of you.


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More tools to Engage

Asking Rich Questions

Source Age Category Tech requirement
Peter Lilijedahl Middle/High school Open-ended questions with multiple solutions (ex. See “Tax Man” for activity on factors) Low tech
Open-middle problems K-Calculus Qs that allow multiple pathways to reach the same answer; categorized by grade and topics Low tech
Alice Keeler Elem-Mid Google suite Class set of computers


Math games

Source Age Category Tech requirement
File folder games varies Board games Low tech
Alice Keeler (search for “Games” on the page) and puzzles varies Google suite template games Class set of computers Elementary

Shapes, Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Integers, Money, Time, Decimals, Fractions, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra

Fun online computer games with good graphics and sound effects.

The Free Basic version includes student achievements & power ups, plus overview performance data. The Plus version is $5/student/ yr.

Device with Flash player


Virtual manipulatives

Source Tech requirement
McGraw Hill Device with Flash player
Flashcards Device with Flash player
Conceptua Device with Flash player
Geogebra Primary

Ex. This one is about fractions

Device with Flash player


Cartoon and comics

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Tips and Tricks for Teaching 3 Act Math Tasks

  • Dan Meyer explains the key ideas around implementing 3 Act Math.
  • GSE Instructional Practice Guide unpacks 3 Act Math – describes how the teacher can guide the students through a 3 Act Task, why 3 Act Math is effective, and potential challenges during implementation.
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Ready-to-go 3 Act Math Tasks

Source Age Category Tech requirement
Dan Meyer Mid-HS 3 Act Math Video (sometimes pictures)
Graham Fletcher Elem-Mid 3 Act Math
3 Act math for lower grades K-2 3 Act Math
Adrew Stadel Elem- HS 3 Act Math


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Resources Used During the Session

  1. Post-it notes by Jon Orr – area, division
  2. Graham Fletcher’s 3 Act Math Task:
    1. Gr3- Unit Fractions – Sliced up 
    2. Gr4- Multiplying Fractions – Do the Dew
    3. Gr5 – Adding unlike denominators – Pears
    4. Gr6 – Ratio and Proportions – the Apple 
    5. 5th Grade lesson captured – 3 Act Math in action
  3. Conceptua manipulatives: Division of fractions
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