VOC Step by Step guide

It takes six steps to conduct a project in your classroom: Preparation, introduction, planning, filming, post-production and reflection. We give here an overview first and a more detailed description of the steps afterwards. You can also download a document at Step-by-step guide for teachers.

This is an example of a video made by 9-year-old students. You can see that the finished quality of the video is not important, as it is the learning process and mathematical thinking that is of importance.

Each step is explained in depth on the next pages, including complete guides. To pass this course you complete the project yourself, making a video and then editing and uploading it. When you do the project with your students, you will use the same process and in the detailed explanations of each step you find the instructions for carrying out the project with your students, as well.

In brief, the steps are:

Teacher pre-questionnaire

Step 1: Preparation
Understand the project: Read the guides, watch the videos. Decide on a mathematics topic. Decide which video technique to use (see video guide). Set project timetable.

Step 2: Introduction to the students – this step only applies when you work with your classes
Introduce the project. Show some existing videos. Introduce the mathematical topic, task or problem. Explain the video technique to be used. Explain the notion of a storyboard, show examples. Form groups.

Step 3: Planning
Prepare a mathematics example, work on task or solve problem. Create a Storyboard. Set up and test the video scene (lighting, camera, framing).

Step 4: Filming
Take pictures, film the video. Check your video again, if necessary.

Step 5: Post-production
Transfer pictures or video for editing, if necessary. Edit. Students add audio. Check and upload video to YouTube or other video website. Uploading on the vidumath wiki, optionally.

Step 6: Reflection – this step only applies when you work with your classes
Students watch the final videos in classroom. Students appreciate each other’s videos. Students reflect their experiences and learning.

Teacher Post-questionnaire

Next Step 1: Preparation by the teacher