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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 3Act Task about the rapidly spreading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 🙂 — Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014 Within … Continue reading
iPhones #WCYDWT
With all the (understandable) iPhone hype lately, I couldn’t help but fall for this mathpotentialpacked 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
Story Time (Algebraically Speaking)
Algebra students have been solving multistep equations. Quite a great, semisneaky 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
ThingLink: Anchoring, PreTeaching and GapFilling
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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, app, DocAS, Explain Everything, iMovie, iPad, Keynote, PDF
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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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Different.
I can’t put my finger on it, but I’m going through some kind of teaching riteofpassage. For the first year ever, I had no butterflies in my stomach the first day of school. No nerves, at all. I’ve worked with … Continue reading