math class in computer lab

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  1. matherine

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    The school notified me a few days ago that my classroom is being painted for 2 days this week and I have to have my class in the computer lab. My classes are 2 hours long. Any ideas for 7th grade math activities to do in a computer lab? I know there are lots of math game websites to visit, but I wanted to build in some sort of accountability for the students while we're in the lab, not just 2 hours to play games.
     
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    Sounds like a good time to do a webquest. A quick google search should bring up some ones that other people have done, and you could probably find one for whatever it is that you're working with the students on now. I'm a science teacher, and I always whip out the webquest playbook when something like that happens. For the most part, they really enjoy it; you'll just have to keep on them and make sure they're staying on task. :)
     
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    check out hoodamath.com---it's games but its arithmetic, geometry and logic and they have to think and figure things out. I think its a cool website for math
     
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    Why can't you teach as though you were in your classroom? You don't HAVE to use the computers. The students have seats and can place the keyboards to the side so they'll have desk space.

    I taught for two weeks in an abandoned warehouse once. No technology available, no whiteboard and horrible acoustics. I ended up using worksheets and going outside and making paper airplanes. We working on experimental design, measuring skills and graphing.
     
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    What topics do you have planned for the week?

    If I was teaching geometry, I might create a document in Notebook software and have the students work on measuring angles, drawing angles, similar/congruent figures, etc.

    You could have the students create a comic showing the steps to solve specific problems (fractions comes to mind).

    Students could spend a few days creating review games on different topics using Notebook and then trade the games and try each others.
     
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    TenMarks might also be something you want to look into, for math skill practice. I would use it if I had a lab that I could get into with any regularity.
     

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