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Category Archives: PreAlgebra
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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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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