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Tag Archives: Dan Meyer
Using Desmos Polygraph to Establish “Intellectual Need”
Have you seen Dan Meyer’s fun little “Pick a Point” geometry task? If not, watch this before reading on. Today, AFTER I’d already introduced polynomial vocabulary (not the most interesting topic) I had students play Desmos “Polygraph” with tasks created … Continue reading
Highlights from #NCTMannual San Antonio
Glancing through the NCTM Annual program, I could almost feel my arms and legs being pulled in no less than 4 directions for any given session timeframe. Respected colleagues in our community shared their expertise and I’m thankful to have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #NCTM17, #NCTMannual, #Shadowcon17, Dan Meyer, Desmos, NCTM, nearpod, Twitter
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“We All Fall Down” #MTBoS #MTBoSblogsplosion Week 4
I had the great privilege of attending the #CTCTM Spring Conference last weekend. In my keynote address, I shared about how two things that bring me great joy (and challenges) collided right there in Waco… the endless list of home … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #MtbosBlogsplosion, Dan Meyer, nearpod, problem solving
7 Comments
Desmos by Day, Nearpod by Night
I’ve been having a lot of fun using Nearpod “studentpaced” lessons as homework assignments. Generally, I assign a NPP HW to preassess. The Nearpod Report on the teacher side of things reveals all sorts of interesting student thinking. Reports permit … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Cathy Yenca, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, iPad, nearpod
3 Comments
Becoming an “Expert”
I have one of those wax warmers in my classroom, and a drawer full of scented wax cubes. We have a new scent every week, and my room “smelling so good” is one of the quirky things my students like … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Dan Meyer, Desmos, error analysis, mathycathy
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Righteous Anger and Activity Builder: BeforeandAfter
These days, it’s only natural for teachers to do a web search for an upcoming teaching topic to see if someone out there has already invented that wheel. Many times, that web search results in a wonderful or almostthere resource … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, annotate, Cathy Yenca, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
2 Comments
Ringing in the New Year – Growth and Grit
For the past weekandahalf, our district has been preparing for the arrival of a new crew of students, and we’re excited! Inservice trainings have focused on themes of innovation, grit, growth mindset and having a “GVC” (Guaranteed Viable Curriculum). You … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Dan Meyer, Desmos, mathycathy, Tackk, technology, Twitter
2 Comments
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
2 Comments
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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