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Tag Archives: assessment
Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class v2.0
Folks often ask questions about how various apps and tools can be used “for math”. I’ve always felt that, to some extent, math as a content area can be a tricky fit for apps, tools, strategies, P.D. etc. etc. when … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, technology
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How Old?
The other evening, I was sitting with my husband and son at a candlelight Christmas service, singing carols and feeling merry. One of the carols mentioned “shepherds” and right on cue, my 11yearold son leans over and whispers… “There are … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, communication, error analysis, mathycathy, nearpod, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Robert Kaplinsky
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In The Moment
The SAMR Model is a fundamental framework often used to help educators consider how and why to integrate technology. Teachers are encouraged to aim “above the line” to provide students with potentially transformative experiences, rather than simply enhancing tasks with technology. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, communication, Desmos, nearpod, Open Middle
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“5 Practices” in a 1:1 Classroom
While I’ve never fully implemented the “flipped classroom” idea with students, maybe I have done a few shortterm “mini flips”. Many digital tools permit students to explore content at their own pace, and asynchronously, which can make “homework” an experience beyond handouts. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged 5 Practices, Algebra, annotate, app, assessment, Cathy Yenca, communication, Desmos, error analysis, formative, homework, iPad, nearpod, review, thatquiz.org
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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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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 1
For the first time in history… (too strong?)… my Algebra 1 students excitedly embraced the opportunity to use Desmos Test Mode *AND* TI graphing calculators during their EndofCourse STAAR test this past week. In years prior, TI handheld graphing calculators … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Activity Builder, Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, EOC, iPad, PreAlgebra, STAAR, TEA
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Teamwork and Communication Using Quizlet Live
My colleague Gary Raygor happened to post a photo online, showing his students having a blast in his classroom, working in teams, arms flailing with… joy or regret…I couldn’t quite tell. But what anyone could clearly see is that his … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, formative, iPad, mathycathy, Quizlet, Quizlet Live, review, technology
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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 2
Last year, our district pioneered using the Desmos Test Mode iOS app on STAAR (state) tests. You can read about that here. For the 201516 school year, we knew that the Texas Education Agency updated its calculator policy to extend the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Desmos, Math 8, mathycathy, PreAlgebra, STAAR
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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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Experiencing Transformations Dynamically With Nearpod and Desmos
My Math 8 students started exploring patterns for various transformations in the coordinate plane this week. Such a visual and potentially dynamic topic calls for visual and dynamic lesson presentation (ahem… not a static worksheet). The winning combination this week … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, Cathy Yenca, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, nearpod, QuickTime, technology
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