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Tag Archives: Keynote
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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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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iPadpalooza Reflections #iplza16
iPadpalooza: the annual, local conference learning festival that feels like a destination conference learning festival! Though iPadpalooza Austin takes place in Eanes ISD where I teach, having so many outoftown guests partake and present made #iplza16 feel out of this world… or perhaps … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #iplza16, #MTBoS, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, Keynote, mathycathy, NCTM, nearpod, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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StudentCreated Visual Patterns and Book Creator
After introducing Visual Patterns to my Math 8 students, I began to see their creative side through various “Draw” work samples from our Nearpod patterns lessons. They did an excellent job generalizing linear patterns! Though their experiences with nonlinear functions have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Book Creator, communication, Desmos, iBooks, iPad, Keynote, PreAlgebra, thinglink, visual patterns
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Critter Patterns
Texas Math 8 standards provide students with a firm foundation of linear concepts and slopeintercept form. Additionally, my Math 8 kiddos just wrapped up a polynomials enrichment unit. With this in mind, I felt like they had a solid background to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, iPad, Keynote, nearpod, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Twitter, visual patterns
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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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The Ripple Effect of Having the #MTBoS PLN
Though I’m on spring break, I’m still scouring Twitter for ideas for upcoming curriculum topics. I’m spoiled rotten. There are so many kindred spirits doing amazing things, and I get to learn from them and add their work to my … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, DocAS, Explain Everything, Keynote, nearpod, quadratic, thatquiz.org, thinglink, Twitter
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Transformations and “Animations”
Several weeks back, Kyle Pearce posted this idea on Twitter: Trying the idea of “Quick Question Solution” videos as a resource for students. Long videos don’t work. Thoughts? http://t.co/A8Nx4cfIjc — Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) January 16, 2015 Funny. I’d been … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged formative, iMovie, iPad, Keynote, Magic Move, mathycathy, nearpod, Silent Solution, Silent Solutions
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Trading Worksheets for Desmos
Michael Fenton has come up with some very creative ways to use Desmos. The “Match My Graph” minichallenges on his blog provide students with opportunities to create and revise their thinking with immediate visual feedback from their graphs. With Michael’s … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, Desmos, iPad, Keynote, linear, PreAlgebra, quadratic, thinglink
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Functions – Nearpod Learning Check
Looking ahead to our next unit, I was sifting through some ideas about introducing relations and functions to both my algebra students (8th graders) AND my preAP Math 8 students (7th graders experiencing new 8th grade TEKS and therefore, experiencing more … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, error analysis, Keynote, nearpod, Open Middle, PreAlgebra, review, thinglink
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