Category Archives: Algebra 1

Too Mathy, Too Techy.

Every time I attend a conference, I have a mini identity crisis. When I attend math conferences, I thrive on the content and pedagogy shared.  It’s amazing.  My brain is filled with strategies and tasks that inspire and equip me … Continue reading

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The Mind-Blowing Power of a Global Community of Educators: #ADE2018

Every time I try to sit down and compose a blog post about last week’s Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute… I can’t. It’s not that I don’t want to!  I *literally* can’t type the words.  Even with every letter in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Desmos Pet House: A Linear {and Not-So-Linear} Project

It all started with this tweet, and the rest is mash-up #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

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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 never-ending “TO DO” list of things I’ve learned and … Continue reading

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Play Kahoot! and Downplay the Time Factor

Lisa Bejarano and her apprentice teacher Eric recently shared insight on work-arounds 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

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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

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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

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