Lesson Plan

Using Hapara and Khan to Individualize Math Independent Practice!

Use this tool when leading lessons to fill in gaps based on data!
Blair M.
Technology coordinator
Western School of Science and Technology
Phoenix, United States
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science
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I can complete math activities that are at the perfect fit to help me grow. 

I can track the activities I complete so my teacher and I can see how much hard work I've done!

Grades 3 – 5
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1 Explaining How to Use The Workspace

Activity: Presenting

Before teaching:

  1. Make a copy of these Workspaces: Operations and Algebraic ThinkingNumbers and Operations,  Measurement & Data
  2. Add students to the correct group. Directions can be found here! I would recommend starting with the first Workspace and adding students to the second and third one as they finish all the activities. 
  3. Pull up the student-facing version of the workspace by logging in as a student in an Incognito window.

During teaching use these key points:

  1. This Workspace has specific skills that are just right for you, based off of your performance on the NWEA MAP assessment. 
  2. Make sure you are tracking the activities that you complete so you and your teacher can see all of the hard work you've completed! 
  3. Don't forget to hit submit when you're done with all of the activities in a Workspace!

2 Using Workspace for Guided and Individual Practice

Before teaching:

  1. Make sure you've added students to the first Workspace.
  2. Post expectations on the board or elsewhere. 

During teaching follow these guidelines:

  1. Make sure to constantly walk through the room. Misconceptions are likely to come up as students work through their Workspace - this gives you a great opportunity to help them. First, remind them to use the Khan videos and step-by-step help.
  2. Remind students not to hit "submit" until they have finished all activities in a given Workspace. 
Student Instructions

Student Expectations:

  1. Voices are off unless given permission by a teacher to help a peer. 
  2. Headphones are on - the Khan videos can be super-helpful!
  3. Take a screenshot of each activity you master so you and your teacher can see your progress!
  4. Let your teacher know once you've submitted your tracker. 

3 Reflecting on that day's progress

Activity: Conversing

Depending on the frequency and length of time with which you use the Workspaces, it might make sense to have student reflect on how many activities they completed that day. 

This could include having a turn and talk with a partner to explain how much they accomplished/what they learned; having them quickly journal what they had completed or sharing-out full-class.