Flipping Out in Math Class!

Why and How to Flip your Classroom

What is a"Flipped" Classroom ?

The term "Flipped" Classroom refers to a reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more one on one time with each student. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and work through problems with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers - creating a collaborative learning environment. - http://www.techsmith.com/flipped-classroom.html


Reasons to Flip

  • Increases student engagement
  • Strengthens team-based skills
  • Offers differentiated instruction
  • Provides opportunity for teacher to meet with students one-on-one
  • Increases opportunity for higher-order thinking skills
  • Fosters 21st Century learning environments
  • Increases contact time with students
  • Increases student responsibility and buy-in
  • Maximizes learning opportunities even when absent
  • Direction instruction meets constructivist learning
  • Passive listeners become active learners
  • Easier to make real-life connections to content
  • Forces teacher into the role of "guide"
  • Increases hands-on learning time
  • Learning is student-driven
  • Anytime tutoring
  • Parental Involvement


How do I Flip my classroom?

Tools for Flipping

Video Resources


Creating Your Own Lessons

Whiteboard Apps

These whiteboard apps will allow you to record a lesson on your iPad and save the video to be emailed, linked or embedded  to a website for student access.  



Capture your desktop screen to record a process or use software on your computer to teach a lesson.


Video and Web Cameras

Devices such as Flip Camera, Digital Video Cameras, iPads, Smart Phones or your computer Web Cam can all be used to capture video of your lessons.  The materials you use for teaching can be high tech or low tech.  What is most important is that it is YOU, the teacher, creating the videos that are most relevant to your students.

Consider the many methods in the video below as a resource for your own recorded lessons.


How could you use more class time?

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Experiments
  • Hands-on explorations
  • Station activities
  • In-depth study of topic
  • Application of concept
  • Real-world connections
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Tutoring stations for difficult concepts
  • Student interviews
  • Authentic assessments
  • Students create Problems
  • Assess understanding
  • Differentiated Instruction



  • W-S-Q  Watch, summarize, question protocol (Crystal Kirch)
  • Embed video into a Google Form to include questions - instantly group students by level of understanding.
  • Student Interviews (individual or small group)
  • Performance assessments
  • Projects
  • Class discussion


Sample Lessons Plans


Other Flipped Resources