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Author Archives: Cathy Yenca
Summer 2018 Plans & Goals
Since today’s the Summer Solstice, I hope you’re officially enjoying your break. I won’t rub it in that our students’ last day of school annually is prior to Memorial Day. Whether you’re just getting used to that alarm clock NOT … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Desmos, homework, iPadpalooza, LearnFest, LearnFestATX, Twitter
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MathyCathy… from the mean streets of Fraction Town…
Thanks to @jennifuhs4, I was just made aware of this gem. I hope you enjoy it at least a fraction as much as I did. BWAHAHAHA! Mathy Cathy makes an appearance on Bob’s Burgers
Posted in Algebra 1
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An Integer Game
I first experienced some form of this activity with the amazing Dennis Ebersole in a workshop years ago. When we played the game, if memory serves me, the goal was to provide a motivating way for students to practice integer … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, communication, integers, PreAlgebra, review
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Desmos Pet House: A Linear {and NotSoLinear} Project
It all started with this tweet, and the rest is mashup #MTBoS history. Thanks to all who shared and shaped the final draft of this project! Hey #MTBoS #iteachmath There are so many amazing examples of @desmos graphing projects floating … Continue reading
Desmos Breakout “Escape Room” Activities = Amazing Review
At several teacher workshops over the past few years, I’ve experienced “Escape Room” tasks that married the novelty of “breaking out” with academic content. SUPER FUN! This idea was on my neverending “TO DO” list of things I’ve learned and … Continue reading
Play Kahoot! and Downplay the Time Factor
Lisa Bejarano and her apprentice teacher Eric recently shared insight on workarounds while students play Kahoot! for math. I loved reading these ideas, as those of us who have used Kahoot! in math class may have experienced the following: Students … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, formative, Kahoot!
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Using Socrative for… You Guessed it… Socratic Questioning
My Math 8 students have discovered and applied the Pythagorean Theorem. Our next move this week was to address the following standard: 8.7(D) Determine the distance between two points on a coordinate plane using the Pythagorean theorem. “The book”, being … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, formative, Socrative, technology, text book
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Kahoot! Studio and Retrieval Practice
In my experience, many students LOVE Kahoot! The game… the competition… the music… the leaderboard… all of it. And by now, it’s almost cliche to say “it’s NOT about the tool, it’s how you USE the tool that matters”. As … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
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Mathy New Year! Oh Yeah… I Teach Math.
So I’ve been away from the classroom for twoandahalf weeks. I’ve celebrated the holidays with a house full of guests and friends, and braved Disney World at this most wonderful time of the year (in unseasonably cold temps) so forgive … Continue reading
Precise Language and “The Baby”
My Math 8 students have been exploring linear functions. These kiddos learn about rate of change and initial value in contexts where slopeintercept form reigns, leaving other linear forms to be emphasized later in Algebra 1. We’ve also landed planes … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged communication, error analysis, homework, mathycathy, problem solving, review
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