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Category Archives: Algebra 1
Using Apple Classroom for “Stand & Talks”
Sara VanDerWerf claims that “Stand & Talks” are “the best thing she ever did to get students talking to one another” and I believe her. For this 201819 school year, I’ve implemented “Stand & Talks” intentionally (though, moving forward, I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
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#MathResourceRoundup – Pythagorean Theorem
I thought it would be fun (and useful!) to choose upcoming math topics and share resources we love to use with students as we explore these topics. I don’t use everything I find or create every year, but it’s nice … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
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Break the Chains and Get More Mobile!
We all do *things* in our classrooms that are simply *normal* to us as teachers… it’s what we do every day… effective routines and strategies that we do because that’s what we do. Some of these seemingly *normal* things, when … Continue reading
The Surprisingly Motivating, Impromptu, xWords Challenge.
At the start of a lesson yesterday, I showed this image from MathHooks.com to students and asked them to Stand & Talk about it. After returning to their seats (they’re seated in groups comprised of 34 students), student groups shared … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
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Yes We Did! No He Didn’t.
Yes We Did! Recently, we had the pleasure of a classroom visit from Jenny Wales! My students were honored to have a Desmos Expert stop by and see us in action. Students found creative ways to “put the point on … Continue reading
Fluency, Concepts, and the Order of Things
I’m back in the groove with a fantastic newtome crew of learners, spending short snippets of time on Twitter… and neglecting to blog! It’s time to hammer down several threads that resonated with me and recent experiences with my own … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
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The MindBlowing 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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ADE2018, #AppleEDUChat, #EveryoneCanCreate, #KeynoteForMath, Apple, Keynote
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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
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
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