Math Formatives with Embedded Activities

Hey @Math_Educators , can I pick your brains for some examples of embedded math formatives?

I’m pretty comfortable with using exit tickets and reviews that are straight forward using PDFs and show your work and the like. What I would love to see are some of those that embedded activities or are just otherwise creative and different. Anyone have something they wouldn’t mind sharing with someone who needs a little creative jumpstart?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi there! I am a middle school math teacher. I like to embed videos in my Formatives to help with further clarification and act as additional support as they are going through their assignment. It has been very beneficial to my students. I also have seen a lot of math teachers use desmos in their Formatives. Have you ever used desmos? It is a great interactive site and my 8th graders really enjoy it. It is a great higher level learning experience for them. I hope this helps a little bit :slight_smile:

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You can also embed interactive videos with EdPuzzle!

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Here’s a couple of math formatives I use:
https://goformative.com/clone/CRVZYS (three act math play)
https://goformative.com/clone/HSXWNK (edpuzzle / geogabra / MC)
https://goformative.com/clone/FGVBSL (an emoji exit ticket)
Hope you find these useful

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Hi there,

I regularly embed slideshows and videos from Google Drive, GeoGebra applets with follow-up questions, Desmos tools, and Links to create copies of Google Drawings for use as virtual manipulatives. I publish my formatives to the library but have also created a Google Sheets directory of resources, including links to the formatives I’ve finished [here].(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18JEXlVvLRFuMVguXBnYfDB5HJH88aMwoNwSkdfz0l9M/edit?usp=sharing).

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I love how you can use multiple answers in Go formative!

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I thought about using videos as well, and it might be a good way to streamline my videos and their check for understanding. As far as Desmos goes, I’ve been using student.desmos when they need to use it, but I could see how embedding it here would have benefits. Thank you for your suggestions!

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Definitely found them useful! Thank you! I did not realize you could do voice responses in here, so I will definitely make use of that. It would be nice to allow my students the choice of responding via voice or text.

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Awesome. Student voice and choice is amazing. Also new premium feature that teachers can include voice instructions too. Glad you found them useful. Always happy to share. What level math you teaching? One thing I’d love to try it a collaborative formative on cost of living where my class another share the cost everyday items in different locations and compared cost. Let me know if you are interested and maybe we can set something up.

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Wow, that is a lot of material, thank you so much for sharing! I love the idea of using Google drawings for virtual manipulatives. Your post will have me busy for awhile, so thank you again :slight_smile:

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Not a math teacher, but chiming in with one of my favorite things to embed - Learningapps. You create them are then able to add them to formative and they display really well. I went on to their library and although most are in languages other than English, I found a couple that can give you an idea:

https://learningapps.org/2897456 (Systems of equations)
https://learningapps.org/2915237 (Linear functions)
https://learningapps.org/1101789 (Ordering of rational numbers)

This is what these three look like embedded into Formative:
https://goformative.com/clone/OZBMTX

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I am a high school teacher, so Algebra 1 and 2, but modified levels because I am in an alternative school. I’m located in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Sounds like an interesting idea!

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Thank you so much for finding those! I can’t wait to have some time to really sit down and check it out :slight_smile:

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@mgarcia - thank you for sharing these - they look flashy and fun and will likely break up the monotony of what normal math questions can look like. I have not used learningapps, but have just set up an account and am starting to play around. Looking forward to playing with these, thanks!

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Hey,

You can embed a PHET sim into a formative and then students can “play” with the information and see immediate feedback.

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So is the PHET sim kind of like an “applet”? I have a lot of these that I use for statistics, which would be very cool to embed and let the kids play. Thanks!

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Hi,

Almost exactly like an applet, but if it’s html5 it will have an iframe and it goes directly into a formative and students don’t have to leave the page.

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Hi, So I am assuming that you just choose the “Embed code” and use it in GoFormative like any link?
These are actually pretty cool - most look like math/science applications. Are there other sites you know of that have these so you could search by topic? “Domain of a function” for example?

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I’m a science teacher so I’m not sure about math topics. I only know PHET or maybe ck12.org that has simulations and “hands on” stuff for math.

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Once you grab the embed code from another site, you can select the embed content option within Formative and paste it in!

Another couple websites to check out include Geogebra and Desmos. I know that Desmos offers simulations that you can embed with Formative and you can search by topic. Check out these examples from @mgriffin. You could embed them in a formative:

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