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Tag Archives: anchoring activity
Desmos Activity “Labs” – Create Your Own Card Sort
Recently, I lived virtually and vicariously through all of the wonderful #MTBoS #TMC16 and #descon16 attendees. I have so. much. stuff. to sort through, between blog posts, Tweets, Periscopes, Google Docs, and more! One feature that prompted immediate action for … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #descon16, #MTBoS, #TMC16, Activity Builder, Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Card Sort, Dan Meyer, Desmos, formative, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, NCTM, PreAlgebra, Twitter
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Guest Post – 3Acts: Using Digital Tools to Give Every Student a Voice
Two things I’m passionate about when it comes to technology integration: Giving every student an opportunity (and frankly accountability) to weighin on mathematics we’re learning about and showcase their thinking… even if it’s incorrect at the start (we value those … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, NCTM, nearpod, problem solving
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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Desmos, nearpod, Twitter
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Using Explain Everything for HandsOn Digital Puzzles
You know, I really like the way that guy Jon Orr thinks. Using nonmathy 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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, Explain Everything, iPad
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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” minichallenges 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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, Desmos, iPad, Keynote, linear, PreAlgebra, quadratic, thinglink
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Functions – Nearpod Learning Check
Looking ahead to our next unit, I was sifting through some ideas about introducing relations and functions to both my algebra students (8th graders) AND my preAP Math 8 students (7th graders experiencing new 8th grade TEKS and therefore, experiencing more … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, error analysis, Keynote, nearpod, Open Middle, PreAlgebra, review, thinglink
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Desmos Explorations
If you haven’t seen these fantastic interactive desmos labs, you need to know they exist… and so do your students! I plan to use Desman this week (and I had more than a little bit of fun making my first … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, Fawn Nguyen, formative, iPad, problem solving, technology, thinglink
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SuperTeacherTools.Net: Speed Match
Here’s another formative freebie that’s iPadfriendly! I recently used the Speed Match on SuperTeacherTools.net to review probability vocabulary with my students. I remember the days of using Speed Match on a SmartBoard, allowing only one student to play at a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, review, superteachertools, vocabulary
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After the Testing is Over
My students begin STAAR testing this week. That means tired students, a tricky bell schedule, and no homework allowed. I created the ThingLink below to serve as a menu of options for students once our morning testing sessions are over, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged anchoring activity, app, FactorMan app, PreAlgebra, thinglink
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Defending “The Worksheet”
In this era, “the worksheet” has gotten a pretty bad rap. The seemingly popular push to go “paperless” doesn’t help the cause. Are worksheets and paper inherently evil in the 21stcentury classroom? In the edtech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, homework, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, quadratic, technology, text book, thinglink
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