This is my first attempt at using tech, in this case Lego Movie Maker, to create a provocation for a maths lesson. In terms of engagement it was a big success, students found it really fun when reflecting at the end of the lesson.

Here is the video: (in hindsight I probably should have just kept them multiplying in rows of 3 rather than changing to rows of 4, but hey... next time!)

To start the lesson I showed them the movie and asked them to come a questions that they could ask after watching this video.

Here is an example of some student responses. As always, they tend to come up with better questions than I do.

My favourite was.."How many lego holes did they take up on the board?" - I hadn't thought of that!

Next, I ask them to show me the equations using different operations that this movie shows.

Examples of responses:

3x4

6x2

4x4+2

To lead into the next lesson I got the idea of asking them to look at the last clip and show me how they could find out how many man there were only using

**multiplication**and**subtraction**?
In all in an engaging lesson. I am going to try to use tech as a means of providing provocations in the future.

In my next lesson I am going to ask students to create their own movies to show multiplication facts that they are having trouble with.

**Reflection on the activity:**

1. engaging

2. great way to explore maths questions

3. great way to differentiate the lesson

4. students learn what it really means to multiply sets.

5. provided me with a different angle to start my next lesson on.

Feel free to post any ideas you may have!

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