I haven’t posted on my blog in a while, but I’ve been busy! With a 1 year old and a 5 year old running around, this is what I’ve been spending my precious few works hours on:
After finishing my huge biology homework bundle (you can see it here!) I started creating a chemistry one. And as I’m beginning it, I know it’s going to be not only huge, it’s going to be HUGE. I have a few big plans for it.
- Scaffolding: Chemistry is a skills-based subject. It requires a bunch of specific math and lab skills (factor label method, scientific notation, measurement, metric conversions, etc). I really want to have specific pages that help teachers really hone in on the specific part of problem solving that a particular student is struggling with.
- Workspace: Every page will have room for students to complete their work on the same page as the problem. You know how when students copy questions out of a textbook, they often copy it wrong? Or they don’t copy the question and just write their work and the answer, forcing them to have both their notebook and textbook together at all times (or worse, a random loose leaf piece of paper)? I want all the work and questions on the same page. I also see students with specific learning needs who struggle with going from one page to the next and being able to work from both at the asme time.
- Problem-solving Guidance: To encourage students to WRITE DOWN ALL THE STEPS, I’m building into the practice pages a set of icons. These icons will be used throughout the pages to tell students to do the following: write what’s given, write what units the answer will be in, write down the conversion factors needed, write down the chemical equation, etc etc. This will guide students to write down what they need to write down.
If you want to read more about my chemistry homework bundle, you can go here! I’ll be creating a unit a month for the next 12 months. If you’d like to get notified when I add new units to the bundle, you can sign up for my email list here!
What would you like to see in my chemistry bundle? Comment below and let me know!