Tag Archives: flashcards

And the winner of the Flashcards is…

12 May

www.QUIZLET.com!

After attempting my own templates at creating flashcards on Word and Excel, a student showed me this site and I cried, “HOORAH!!!!”

FINALLY! A website that gets it! At least for flashcard needs.

Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 9.08.21 PMPROS:

  • It’s FREEEEEEE!!! At least until you need to upload your own images. Otherwise, it’s $15/ year. I happily paid it so that I can freely use screen captures and whatnot for geometry figures and algebra graphs.
  • They have an APP for it!!! Tap to flip, swipe for next card. Awesome.
  • Super easy and clean spaces for you to put in your words.
  • They have multiple languages you can type in, including MATH. =)
  • Your students can look you up and freely print your sets, or even create their own sets!
  • And my favorite?! They have 5 different print options!!! –>

CONS:

  • You can’t input images on both sides. Therefore, my cards are not all flipped in the same direction. I print, cut, and rearrange which way they should face, if and when it matters.

You can see the sets I have already created by searching my full name, jinnahwang (or by clicking here). I like to create class sets for them to practice with and have my own set to do my verbal vocab with. I’ve had students often ask me if they can get a copy and its always been clunky in printing out a PDF and then posting it on my website. I LOVE the print and fold flashcards as well so I can quickly print them on regular paper for students who are not-so-web-savvy and they can create them at home.

Love it!

Excel Flashcards template

12 Mar

Holy moly. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? I just created an excel template for 12 flashcards per page, where the inputs go into a table on the first worksheet and the flashcards are created on the second worksheet. This way, I don’t have to constantly try to align and rethink where the corresponding backs of each flashcard go.

It’s not perfect in that equations are a bit cumbersome. I would honestly just write in the exponents and such before I make the copies onto cardstock.

I’ve just been making class sets of useful flashcards for my Geo classes. This would be great for vocab! I created it originally for factoring perfect squares, as partner work. I’ll drop both into the Box widget, to be edited as you please. Please be careful of the “12flashcards ppg” file because it is a TEMPLATE file to be saved in your Templates folder…

1st worksheet where the data is input

2nd worksheet of the actual flashcards for print

Tangent, sine, cosine FLASHCARDS

29 Feb

Nothing all that brilliant in this post regarding the actual teaching of sine, cosine, and tangent… BUT, I do have a couple of resources that might be useful. If not brilliant, it was at least extremely effective. =)

I took the Prentice Hall California Geometry workbook, cut out and combined the tan, sin, and cos problems. I created flashcards with them (of 18 problems) and had them practice just setting them up with a partner. For example,

Then I gave them a worksheet with the exact same problems to actually finish.  Be aware that we only did this after focusing on tangent alone for about 2 block days.

The template for the flashcards and the worksheet is in the Box widget.

  • Print double-sided.
  • The first 4 pages are the flashcard problems.  Print them double-sided onto cardstock.
  • I cut off 2 inches from the bottom and had them all about 3″ x3″.
  • One set per partner. Teach them how to use flashcards w/ partners.
  • Don’t give them the classwork until after they have mastered the flashcards.

As for the trig introductory lesson itself, our Geometry team has been working on adapting the CPM intro of using slope, but it needs a WHOLE LOT of tweaking Especially since our students are not used to CPM, we can’t just throw it at them…

This is coming soon…