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Where I’m Presenting in 2017
Deer Park ISD Jan. 16, 2017
CTCTM Waco Jan. 21, 2017
AACTM Austin Feb. 4, 2017
NCTM San Antonio Apr. 67, 2017
iPadpalooza Austin June 58, 2017
ISTE San Antonio June 28, 2017
TASM Austin Oct. 16, 2017
NCTM Orlando Oct. 1820, 2017
Tag Archives: mathycathy
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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#ISTE17 Reflections Post 2 (of 3)
My #ISTE17 Post 1 focused on ways to thoughtfully and purposefully let go of classroom control to foster a growth mindset, while also providing students with brain breaks. Up next… 2. Giving students choices! 3. Having students create, create, create! We … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ISTE17, #MTBoS, assessment, Book Creator, GarageBand, iPad, mathycathy, Tuniversity
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#ISTE17 Reflections, Celebrations, and Healthy KicksinthePants: Post 1
NOTE: This post will inevitably turn into a paperback if I don’t “chunk” it, so this is post 1 of 3… I think… 🙂 This was my second ISTE Conference, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to connect … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ISTE17, Book Creator, Desmos, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class v2.0
Folks often ask questions about how various apps and tools can be used “for math”. I’ve always felt that, to some extent, math as a content area can be a tricky fit for apps, tools, strategies, P.D. etc. etc. when … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, technology
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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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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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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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