# Monthly Archives: September 2014

## Math Playdate (from Twitter to Tackk)

It started on Twitter.  My challenge was irresistible to fellow math buddy Kyle. @mr_stadel @MathletePearce @robertkaplinsky @ddmeyer Who’s making a 3-Act Task about the rapidly spreading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 🙂 — Cathy Yenca  (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014  Within … Continue reading

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## iPhones #WCYDWT

With all the (understandable) iPhone hype lately, I couldn’t help but fall for this math-potential-packed image: #WCYDWT ? (What can you do with this?) Attached below is a PDF I made that displays each of these iPhone models to their … Continue reading

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## Story Time (Algebraically Speaking)

Algebra students have been solving multi-step equations.  Quite a great, semi-sneaky way to review all sorts of topics students should already be “fluent” in – operations with rational numbers, the concept of “isolating the variable”, properties of equality, and so … Continue reading

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## ThingLink: Anchoring, Pre-Teaching and Gap-Filling

I anticipate my students will finish their first unit test at varying rates tomorrow.  I always take my own tests as if I were the student.  I show all the work.  I time myself.  I multiply my time by 3 … Continue reading

## What to do with only one iPad…?

My mathy friend Eric Milou recently asked me to help a middle school math teacher he knew because she only has access to one iPad in her classroom and isn’t sure how to best use it.  Additionally, she has access … Continue reading

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## New TEKS = Visual Patterns for All

If you’re not up to date on Texas math standards, we have new TEKS this year for grades K through 8.  (How many standards are new or have moved from one grade level to another?  Check this out!)  Our district purchased … Continue reading