Author: Rabbiatul Suffiah Mohamed

SME, Maths
 
Blended learning is a hybrid method that combines traditional classroom teaching with e-learning. Besides utilizing technology it represents a change in methodology, too. Teachers become facilitators. Instead of creating teaching materials they have more time to attend their students. The ample online material enables them to customize the tasks according to their students’ abilities and needs. Assessments and grading can be done with the learning management system, saving even more time. Students have access to motivating interactive lessons at home, too. There are so many benefits, but how to use online materials?
 
Let’s see an example of a blended Maths class in Form 2. This lesson plan is suitable to apply with our module.  [Please subscribe for access.]
 
Topic 1
 
Patterns and Sequences
Subtopic
 
Pattern of Numbers and Objects
Learning Standards
 
The students are able to: Recognise and describe patterns of various number sets including even numbers, odd numbers, Pascal’s Triangle and Fibonacci Numbers and objects based on real life situations, and hence make generalisation on patterns. 
Prerequisites
 
The students are able to find patterns all around them such as shapes of objects, colours and numbers.
  Activities
 

Time (min)

Type

Activity

2

Before Learn video
Ask students to recognise patterns all around them such as shapes of objects, colours and numbers. 

3

Learn video
  1. The learn video starts by projecting several real life objects that have patterns.
  2. Then,  the voice-over elaborates on the definitions of patterns on surrounding objects like beehive, sunflower, wall tiles and cloths and house numbers.
  3. Brief description is given regarding objects like the  spiral patterns on sunflowers with Fibonacci Numbers, house numbers with specific patterns and special number patterns like Pascal’s Triangle. 

1

After Learn video

Prompt students to give more real life objects that have patterns. Help them to identify the unit that repeats in the pattern and predict what comes next. If not, replay the video. 

2

Before Learn Text
Create opportunity for the students to learn how to extract important points from the video by questioning technique. 

2

Learn Text
Get the students to compare their main points with the learn text. Summarise the main points from the video to students as in the learn text. 

1

After Learn Text
Explain the usefulness of the text for quick reference and for revision purpose later on. 

1

Before Practice (Try section)
Emphasize the fact that seeing and listening will not help to retain what they have learnt. Need practice to enhance the mastery of the concepts.

6

Practice
 
  1. There are 8 slides in try sections and within the slides there are more questions to solve.
  2. It starts with a guided practice in identifying the unit that repeats in the pattern and to predict what comes next.
  3. Emphasize the importance of trying various types of situations in the practice questions and to understand every instant feedback regardless the answer is correct or not.

1

After Practice
 
Highlight the need to attempt a short quiz to ascertain the mastery of the concept as self-check or competition among students.

1

Before Quiz (Play section)
Briefly go through the rules of the quiz especially the scoring system. 

5

Quiz
  1. Answer the short quiz.
  2. Students to go through the answers and explanations after completing the quiz. Recommend to the students to retry the quiz if not satisfied with their initial scores. 

5

After Quiz
 
  1. Students to learn the other modules in the topics once their understanding on this lesson is satisfactory. If not, they can repeat all the sections again to enhance more understanding.
  2. Make sure that students complete every lesson of the topic.
  3. Once completed, recommend practice using the formative test in the Question Bank section.
Total = 30
  Reflection
 
1. Gather the scores of the students to do an analysis to gauge the mastery of the concepts by the students.
 
2. Plan remedial work if necessary.    
The four pillars of flipped learning

Most teachers know this

These four pillars are the foundation of the classroom. Two pillars center upon the environment. Without flexibility and an established learning culture, the environment won’t be conducive to learning. The other two pillars, intentional content and the professional educator, are equally foundational.