karismath - Turning Minds
Videos for Teacher Training will follow later this year.
The following clips were recorded in July 2009 by Josh's Dad in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In 2 sessions, with a 15 minute break, 9-year old Josh managed to grasp the concept of simple equations and master the algebraic process for solving them both conceptually and procedurally.
Throughout, Josh expressed a keen interest in the new concept, and wanted to do more! The Karismath Demos and Worksheets were presented to Josh by Shad. The clips offer an insight into how to use them with students. The most important thing to note in these demos are the design of the exercise templates. They guide the learning along "visual rails". The teacher's task is to monitor if or when the learner falls off the track, why, and how to put him/her back on track.
The Algebra Program is being offered on the website starting with "Early Algebraic Thinking" upwards. If you have any questions and concerns please let Shad know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this clip, even a 7-year old will be able to grasp the idea of a variable shown in this way.