Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13) Mathematics 👨‍💻🧮

6-8 Math

What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!


Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!


Flipgrid in Grades 6 - 8 Mathematics 📊📏

In middle grades, learners refine their voice and communicate with others while strengthening skills such as elaboration and reflection. Flipgrid helps students leverage technology to take an active role in demonstrating competency in their learning goals (ISTE Standards for Students 1). Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Some goals for Math in the middle grades include computing with multi-digit numbers and decimals, solving equations and inequalities, and proportional reasoning. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Compute rates, ratios, and proportional relationships
⭐️ Solve linear questions with multiple variables
⭐️ Graph integers and absolute value on a number line and coordinate plane
⭐️ Find area, surface area, and volume
⭐️ Describe transformations, congruence, and similarity
⭐️ Collect and analyze statistical data
⭐️ Solve multi-step percent problems involving tax, tip, and discount
⭐️ Discuss and demonstrate probability of events

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of middle grades Mathematics Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: 6th Grade

Space Saga by Donna Schies: A Topic where students complete a breakout to practice the Order of Operations.

Pancake Ratios by Kristie Follett: A Topic for showing how to change a recipe according to a specific ratio.

Find the Mistake by Sean Fahey: A Topic having students find the mistake in an incorrectly solved Order of Operations problem.

🚀 Disco Library: 7th Grade

Fortnite - Math Edition by Jaime Chavkin: A Topic for students to share instances of math occurring in the video game Fortnite.

2 Step Equations by Meredith Schnick: A Topic for solving multi-step equations.

Integer Rules by Kellsi Sinnett: A Topic allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge of integer rules.

🚀 Disco Library: 8th Grade

Shoe Sale - Percent of Change by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for reasoning if specific discounts are a good deal.

Pythagorean Theorem Story by Randy Woods: A Topic for students to explain how to use the Pythagorean Theorem by telling a story.

Animal Speed Dimensional Analysis by Kyle Spangler: A Topic for measurement conversion.


Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3D: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Computational Thinker 5 - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. 5A: Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Check out the #MatheMAGIC Explorer Series!

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There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with younger learners. Dive in and help your students define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN