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Tag Archives: homework
Precise Language and “The Baby”
My Math 8 students have been exploring linear functions. These kiddos learn about rate of change and initial value in contexts where slopeintercept form reigns, leaving other linear forms to be emphasized later in Algebra 1. We’ve also landed planes … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged communication, error analysis, homework, mathycathy, problem solving, review
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Is It Parallel? Using Desmos Card Sorts to Extend Student Thinking
Several years ago, I attended an EdCamp ATX event here in Austin. One of the sessions featured formative assessment strategies, and a particular task struck me. I wish I remembered her name, and I wish I still had the resource … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Card Sort, communication, Desmos, formative, homework, mathycathy
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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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Gettin’ Into The Groove HodgePodge… Featuring Classkick
I can hear the announcer at our high school’s football game as I type on my iMac here at home. So nice to be getting settled in to a “new” house that is closer in to the city, our schools, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, assessment, Cathy Yenca, ClassKick, Dan Meyer, homework, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, techchef4u, Twitter, Zeal
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TimeLapse
The last day of classes before Thanksgiving break, I set up my iPhone in an attempt to record some timelapse footage in each of my classes. Since middleschoolers can smell a camera a mile away, there was nothing secretive about … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, error analysis, homework, iMovie, nearpod, PreAlgebra, review
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Socrative and SlopeIntercept Form
With new TEKS in tow, my 7th graders taking 8th grade math have been studying proportional and nonproportional linear relationships (wow, right?). The progression has been a refreshing, conceptbased study of LOTS of scenarios featuring “constant rates of change” represented in … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, Desmos, error analysis, formative, homework, iPad, PreAlgebra, Socrative
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So I stole an idea from Dan Meyer – *SHOCKER*
Dan Meyer provided our district’s math department with two days of PD in June. I liked the homework he assigned to us, and I’m in the process of merging his idea with a problemsolving plan for a longerterm miniproject of sorts. … Continue reading
I already know what I want to do on the first day of school.
My (former) students are probably still sleeping on this fine Sunday morning, and here I am, thinking about the first day of school in August. It’s not entirely my fault. I just had two days of PD with (THE) Dan … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, homework, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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Defending “The Worksheet”
In this era, “the worksheet” has gotten a pretty bad rap. The seemingly popular push to go “paperless” doesn’t help the cause. Are worksheets and paper inherently evil in the 21stcentury classroom? In the edtech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, homework, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, quadratic, technology, text book, thinglink
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Simplest Inquiry Strategy Ever (Discovered Completely by Accident)
I presented the Distributive Property today in my usual fashion (pun intended). First, I tell students that they already know today’s lesson, and that they’re going to prove to me that they already know how it works. Then I present … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, distributive, homework, inquiry, PreAlgebra, questioning
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