Mar 29

# New lessons in our math library: Quick image lessons designed Jane Tom

Welcome back from March break!

We have added a series of Quick Image lessons to our math library designed by Jane Tom, a Grade 1/2 teacher from Pegamigaabo School (Big Grassy First Nation). In these Quick Image challenges, students are presented with an image for five seconds. They then have to visualize it and recreate it from memory. We would like to thank Jane Tom, who is an innovative teacher and effectively integrates technology into daily classroom activities, for contributing these lessons.

• Base Ten Block Quick Image: Students are presented with an image composed of base ten blocks. After viewing the image for five seconds, they are then invited to recreate the image from memory with their own base ten blocks. Then students calculate the sum of base ten materials used to create the image.
• Multilink Cube 3D Quick Image: Students will be presented with two-dimensional images of three-dimensional shapes comprised of multilink cubes. Students will be asked to visualize the objects and then recreate them from memory.
• Pattern Block Quick Image: Students will be presented with a series of challenges made of pattern blocks. Students will be asked to visualize the images comprised of pattern blocks and then recreate them from memory.
• Pattern Block Symmetry Quick Image: Students will be presented with a series of reflection challenges made of pattern blocks and vertical/horizontal/diagonal line of symmetry. Students will be asked to visualize the images and to create the mirror half of the image from memory.
• Square Tile Grid Symmetry Quick Image: Students will be presented with a series of reflection challenges made of square tiles and vertical/horizontal line of symmetry. Students will be asked to visualize the images and to create the mirror half of the image from memory.

 Base Ten Block Multilink Cube 3D Pattern Block Pattern Block Symmetry Square Tile Grid Symmetry

Although Jane designed the lessons for her primary classroom, we have found that these Quick Image activities can be easily adapted to fit the needs of students in Early Years, Junior, and Intermediate grades.

We would like to thank Lyn Blackburde (Principal, Pegamigaabo School, Big Grassy First Nation) for welcoming us to her school. We would also like to thank the amazing educators in the school and Seven Generations Education Institute (Kim Kirk, Shelly Jones, and Aimee Beazley) for collaborating with us on this journey to make math more accessible for all students.