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Tag Archives: error analysis
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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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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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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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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“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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The Weeks Keep Flying By…
This time of year, I feel like the days just slip through my fingers. So many good things are happening, and yet I haven’t stopped to reflect and post about them. At all! Forgive my driveby approach at summarizing a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Activity Builder, Algebra, Desmos, error analysis, nearpod, PreAlgebra, Socrative
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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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Free Your Mind… and the Tech May Follow
I’m still in that mushy state between being on break and being back to school. An opportunity that helped firm up a few brain cells for me this week was a day with Team Desmos a la Dan Meyer and … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, error analysis, mathycathy, nearpod, PreAlgebra, Socrative, Twitter
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#WODB Nearpod WarmUp #VariablesBothSides
If you haven’t used Which One Doesn’t Belong? with students, you might be missing out on some pretty awesome dialogue. The idea that there isn’t just one cutanddry answer makes justifying one’s choice a safe challenge. Students have been solving … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #WODB, assessment, communication, error analysis, nearpod, PreAlgebra
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