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Tag Archives: mathycathy
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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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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Teamwork and Communication Using Quizlet Live
My colleague Gary Raygor happened to post a photo online, showing his students having a blast in his classroom, working in teams, arms flailing with… joy or regret…I couldn’t quite tell. But what anyone could clearly see is that his … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, formative, iPad, mathycathy, Quizlet, Quizlet Live, review, technology
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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 2
Last year, our district pioneered using the Desmos Test Mode iOS app on STAAR (state) tests. You can read about that here. For the 201516 school year, we knew that the Texas Education Agency updated its calculator policy to extend the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Desmos, Math 8, mathycathy, PreAlgebra, STAAR
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