I love teaching Maths, but it can sometimes be a difficult subject to be hands on when you are requiring students to remember knowledge and formulas. Sometimes, students will ask how the learning is relevant to real world applications. The activities that I have devised in this framework will engage your students in a practical manner and you will soon be hearing them asking what they will be doing in the next lesson. The activities in this package have proven to be very successful in my classroom and even those who did not like conventional Maths were producing creative ideas beyond their usual capacity.
Using Blooms Taxonomy Framework, this resource will enable you to use it as a tool for higher order thinking and build upon the work that you have taught them about the subject. Staring with basic skills such as knowledge and understanding, students then will be challenged to apply facts that they learned and apply it in creative ways, which is what they will be needing to utilise once they leave the classrooms.
For example, an Evaluative task is to create a criteria to determine which 3D shape can withstand the most pressure. This would provide very useful for one of the Create activity where students have to design a building and include what shape structural beams they would use. This is a very practical yet "real world" application of their knowledge about 3D shapes.
It is great to be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I do not expect the students to complete an entire column before moving on but like them to complete at least 3 before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions.
What does this package include:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill (36 total activities))
Teacher material notes
Don't forget to look through my store for more Bloom's activities that will challenge your students to think "outside the box".
I hope you will thoroughly enjoy this product!