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Monthly Archives: February 2013
Move Over Harlem Shake… It’s Quadratic Formula Time
I love teaching mathematics, but I have to tell you… teachers of other subjects seem to be able to use iPads to make a lot more “fun” and “creative” projects than I have ventured to try for Algebra and PreAlgebra … Continue reading
How to Use Socrative or Nearpod “On the Fly”
When folks ask me about the impact having 1to1 iPads this year has made in my classroom, the very first thing I mention is the iPad’s power in the realm of formative assessment. When folks ask me about my planning … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, assessment, formative, iPad, Keynote, nearpod, Socrative
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Math Links I Like
Sometimes, it’s really not worth reinventing a perfectly round wheel. What I’m trying to say is, there are some great math print resources I run to on a regular basis when I need a little something extra for my students. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, Common Core, iPad, Kuta Software, links, MathBits, PDF, ProblemAttic, Teach Pi, TutorUSA, Worksheet Works
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Quadratics Chain – Quite a Conversation Starter!
My algebra students have been studying transformations of quadratic functions – most specifically, how does changing “a” and/or “c” in a quadratic function written in the form y = ax^2 + c impact the graph when compared to the graph … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, communication, cooperative, formative, problem solving, quadratic
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My Top 3 in 24… Hours!
Not many 24hour timeframes are as epic as the one I just experienced. Besides wearing my usual “hats” of wife, mother, and teacher, I’ve gotten to wear 3 more, and I like the way they fit! #3 – Panelist! This … Continue reading
Quadratics Intro ThingLink
I just whipped this up for my students to explore. I like to use ThingLinks as anchoring activities initially, and as study guides throughout and at the end of a unit of study. My students have a test on factoring … Continue reading
A Paper and Popcorn Misconception
I showed the following Dan Meyer vid to my 8th graders this week as we dove into volume and surface area. Their responses were… well, characteristic of 8th graders: a) What’s wrong with the video? Why did it … Continue reading
ThingLink with Geometry 3D Topics
Here’s a tidbit I created for students to reference during our 3D geometry unit. I had some trouble finding iPadfriendly links to interactive resources 🙁 because so many are flashbased. Nevertheless, I really like the way ThingLink handles video links! … Continue reading
Polynomials QRoperative Practice
Monday – the day after the weekend and before a visit to TCEA13 in Austin – what’s an algebra teacher to do? Why not something QRoperative? (think cooperative, but using QRcodes… I so easily amuse myself…) On Friday, I felt like … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
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