Video Story Problems

Posted on April 15, 2014. Filed under: Video Story Problems |




If you are looking for a new way to bring relevance to math you should try video story problems. A video story problem is a great way for students and teachers to bring more of the “real world” into the classroom through the use of video.  If you go to this post on “The Tech Savvy Educator”  by Ben Rimes, In his post he reflects on why he started playing around with the concept of video story problems  and why he thinks it’s such a powerful model for both bringing real world problems and curiosities into the classroom, as well as a great way for students to meet the Common Core State Standards. Most importantly, he provides resources such as graphic organizers, planning templates and rubrics to help get us started in the classroom. In addition, he has added a short video to help us submit our video story problems to the  Video Story Problem channel which currently has over 200 videos created by teachers and students.

If you think about it, video story problems can be utilized in other content areas. Science and Social Studies are two content areas that come to mind. I can think of several problem solving ideas in these areas. I am hoping my students will as well because I will be adding a video story problem assignment to my Content Literacy course this summer. I think creating a video story problem will enhance their digital portfolio.

How about you? Are you up to the challenge?

Please feel free to share a link to your video story problems here.


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