My students need a document camera to show how they solve Chemistry and Physics problems to other students in the classroom.
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Do you remember your science teachers telling you to "show your work"? I want my students to be able to do just that when we review homework as a group.
My students attend a high-stakes urban charter school.
They often struggle to make up for the lack of quality teaching in their previous schools when they reach my classroom. These deficits are most evident when problem solving in my Physics and Chemistry classes requires a solid background in math. We review correct answers, but have trouble going through all the possible places where students could have gotten in wrong because we can't look at the work done by different students as a group.
The document camera I am requesting will allow my students to show their work on complex problems. By showcasing both correct and incorrect answers given by students, my students can learn from their own mistakes rather than trying to watch me replicate them on the white board. This will not only help students catch their own mistakes in the future. but it will also help me learn more about what my students are thinking when they solve problems.
Showing your work when solving math problems is a task that is lost on many students because they would rather just "get the right answer." With this document camera, I can show my students that the process is just as important as the product.
Please help me help my students understand the importance of showing their work with this document camera.
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