Tag Archives: Algebra

Book Creator, Take 3!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  As the semester winds up (exams!) and then winds down (winter break!) it’s become a good time to give my students some creative opportunities to reflect on what they’ve learned throughout the year. … Continue reading

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#NCTMregionals #MTBoS Nashville

My brain is still on overload from the NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville.  I can’t count how many times I engaged with Twitter/blogger faces in 3D whom I’ve respected virtually since I learned about this Twitter/blog thang.  What a thrill to … Continue reading

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Desmos Activity Builder – Not to be Missed!

Has it ever been so simple to create and share interactive math lessons that rock?  The Desmos Activity Builder is inspiring math educators all over to take lesson ideas to new levels.  Head on over to Twitter and search for … Continue reading

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You Don’t Teach

Okay, let’s be clear. I *DO* teach.  A lot. But students don’t often know how to articulate that *how* I’m trying to teach may differ, at times, from some of their past math-class experiences. They might not know exactly how … Continue reading

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First-Two-Weeks Hodge Podge

Today may be the last day of summer vacation for some.  Others of us have already been rocking and rolling for two weeks with a new crew of students.  So many ideas and resources have crossed my path that I’m … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 2014-15 School Year With Animoto

I shared this video with students and parents, with shout-outs on Twitter to many featured digital tools and resources that have become a regular part of my practice.  Thanks to every one of these tools, and the folks that keep … Continue reading

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CueThink: First Experiences with a Math Problem-Solving App

Yesterday, my students came back, bleary-eyed, from spring break.  It seemed like a good time to give them a gentle push to try something brand new.  So, with a new furniture arrangement in our classroom, new seating charts for the … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect of Having the #MTBoS PLN

Though I’m on spring break, I’m still scouring Twitter for ideas for upcoming curriculum topics.  I’m spoiled rotten.  There are so many kindred spirits doing amazing things, and I get to learn from them and add their work to my … Continue reading

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Using Explain Everything for Hands-On Digital Puzzles

You know, I really like the way that guy Jon Orr thinks.  Using non-mathy apps for potentially unintended purposes to engage learners is something I like to do, and I think Mr. Orr has a knack for similar app twists. … Continue reading

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Trading Worksheets for Desmos

Michael Fenton has come up with some very creative ways to use Desmos.  The “Match My Graph” mini-challenges on his blog provide students with opportunities to create and revise their thinking with immediate visual feedback from their graphs.  With Michael’s … Continue reading

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