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Tag Archives: Desmos
My Favorites #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion
Happy New Year! This post is already late – whoops! However, I can’t pass up an opportunity to share about a few of “My Favorites”. If you haven’t heard, there’s a BlogSPLOSION happening in the MathTwitterBlogOSphere (MTBoS) community, and you … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #MtbosBlogsplosion, communication, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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BrainFriendly Ways to Break It
Years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Judy Willis. Willis is a former neurologist who chose to apply her brain science expertise by becoming… a math teacher! Though her time is spent educating educators now, her career … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Desmos, error analysis, Function Carnival, Judy Willis
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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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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
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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
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Classroom & Twitter HodgePodge
What’s happening? Here are some things I’ve been working on and learning from the #MTBoS and other Twitter Tweeps. Maybe you can use some of these resources, or perhaps they’ll spark a new idea. 1. Concept of “Playlists” for Differentiation … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, Explain Everything, iPad, problem solving, thinglink, Twitter
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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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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
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