Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cooperative Learning Method: Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a cooperative learning technique that promotes better learning, improve students’ motivation, increase enjoyment of the learning experience, and increase positive educational outcomes. Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each piece (student) is essential for the completion and full understanding of the final product. Here is what happened today during the math session in grade 5. Students were studying about classifying triangles according to their sides (equilateral, isosceles, and scalene) and to their angles (acute, obtuse, and right) so I divided students into 6 groups each group is responsible to explain a type of triangles for the whole class. Each group selected a reporter.
Group A reporter was responsible to explain acute triangles.
Group B reporter was responsible to explain obtuse triangles.
Group C reporter was responsible to explain right triangles.
Group D reporter was responsible to explain equilateral triangles.
Group E reporter was responsible to explain isosceles triangles.
Group F reporter was responsible to explain scalene triangles.
Reporters presented their work using power point presentation.

2 comments:

Rawya Shatila said...

good activity, Rawaa :)
cooperative learning is the best...it allows students to learn from each other and encourages them to discuss and come up with better findings...it's one of my favorite methods!

Anonymous said...

i like it.bravo..............
jamal kara bissani