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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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Kahoot! GHOST MODE
So, your students are a little squirrelly lately too? 😉 For many of my students, all of the highstakes testing has passed, and sadly that fact brings daily comments like the following: “Can we just not do anything today?” “Are … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, GHOST MODE, iPad, Kahoot!, mathycathy
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My First Attempt: Nearpod & Desmos Work Flow
Last week during our district’s firstever iLeap Academy, my 7th and 6th grade students were exploring the concept of approximating a trend line. This topic seemed ideal for both Nearpod (to share definitions and visuals with students, and to provide … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ileap15, assessment, Desmos, mathycathy, nearpod
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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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What is a “Math Coach”?
From 20082011, I served as a “math coach” in Pennsylvania. The position was grantfunded, and there were no guarantees (or expectations, frankly) that the position would last beyond the first year. The timing was perfect – I had been at … Continue reading
Nearpod Popcorn Picker (Student Responses Too)
I’m not going to lie. It was disappointing that my students so easily fell for Dan Meyer’s Popcorn Picker problem today. A *very* small subset of students realized that, just because the sheets of paper had the exact same area, this did … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged 3Acts, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving
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Nearpod Homework Reports: Worth the 40+ page PDF
I had a field day with data after assigning several Nearpod lessons using the “homework” feature this week. What’s great about the homework feature is that students can take on the lesson and embedded activities and assessments at their own pace. … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, Cathy Yenca, error analysis, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod
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2015 First Day Back
I spent the first half of my day at a high school math textbook vendor fair. Having a substitute felt awkward – it was tough to NOT be in my classroom to welcome students back and crack corny jokes about how … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Book Creator, Cathy Yenca, iBooks, mathycathy, nearpod, thatquiz.org
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In the middle…
Tell someone you’re a math teacher, and they often cringe, sharing about their own math anxiety and the whole “Iwasnevergoodatmath” speech. Mention that you not only teach math to middle school students, but that you prefer to do so, and … Continue reading