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Category Archives: Algebra 1
Nearpod iOS –> Draw –> Photo –> Homework Check!
It’s true, I’ve probably mentioned this strategy idea 59 times before this post, and some may tire of hearing about it. But I just. can’t. overstate. how much I love using it, several times a week even. It’s just that … Continue reading
“We All Fall Down” #MTBoS #MTBoSblogsplosion Week 4
I had the great privilege of attending the #CTCTM Spring Conference last weekend. In my keynote address, I shared about how two things that bring me great joy (and challenges) collided right there in Waco… the endless list of home … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #MtbosBlogsplosion, Dan Meyer, nearpod, problem solving
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Teaching ^(Adolescent Humans) Mathematics #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion
This week’s #MTBoS #MTBoSblogsplosion theme is “soft skills”. In a middle school mathematics classroom, I’d dare to say this topic is *almost* as important as the math content itself. The late Rita Pierson seals this truth in a simple sentence: Ramblings … Continue reading
My Favorites #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion
Happy New Year! This post is already late – whoops! However, I can’t pass up an opportunity to share about a few of “My Favorites”. If you haven’t heard, there’s a BlogSPLOSION happening in the MathTwitterBlogOSphere (MTBoS) community, and you … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #MtbosBlogsplosion, communication, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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How Old?
The other evening, I was sitting with my husband and son at a candlelight Christmas service, singing carols and feeling merry. One of the carols mentioned “shepherds” and right on cue, my 11yearold son leans over and whispers… “There are … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, communication, error analysis, mathycathy, nearpod, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Robert Kaplinsky
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BrainFriendly Ways to Break It
Years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Judy Willis. Willis is a former neurologist who chose to apply her brain science expertise by becoming… a math teacher! Though her time is spent educating educators now, her career … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Desmos, error analysis, Function Carnival, Judy Willis
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In The Moment
The SAMR Model is a fundamental framework often used to help educators consider how and why to integrate technology. Teachers are encouraged to aim “above the line” to provide students with potentially transformative experiences, rather than simply enhancing tasks with technology. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, communication, Desmos, nearpod, Open Middle
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Kahoot! Answer Streak Bonus = Good News For Math Class
Today I used several “Kahoots!” to review for a quiz students will be taking tomorrow. Math 8 kiddos have been translating, writing, solving, and graphing inequalities in one variable. While students adore Kahoot! and many would prefer to play every day, … Continue reading
Desmos by Day, Nearpod by Night
I’ve been having a lot of fun using Nearpod “studentpaced” lessons as homework assignments. Generally, I assign a NPP HW to preassess. The Nearpod Report on the teacher side of things reveals all sorts of interesting student thinking. Reports permit … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Cathy Yenca, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, iPad, nearpod
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