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Tag Archives: Desmos
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
Teachable Moments
Five minutes before the end of class yesterday, a student made an interesting claim while everyone was working on something else. She said, “Did you know that by the time you’re 90 years old, you will have been asleep for 9 whole … 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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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 3
This past week, we completed our third lap of using the iPad app “Desmos Test Mode” on the Math 8 STAAR test (with the option of also using a TI handheld graphing calculator). If you’d like to see what we’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, calculator, Desmos, Desmos Test Mode, iPad, Math 8, STAAR
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MAD Fun: “The Sum Game”
About a year ago, Nathan Kraft blogged about a collaborative lesson design and experience to help students understand (and WANT to understand) the concept of mean absolute deviation. This standard was added to 8th grade curriculum here in Texas three … Continue reading
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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