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Tag Archives: PreAlgebra
An Integer Game
I first experienced some form of this activity with the amazing Dennis Ebersole in a workshop years ago. When we played the game, if memory serves me, the goal was to provide a motivating way for students to practice integer … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, communication, integers, PreAlgebra, review
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They Come PreProgrammed… So What’s Your Next Move?
The title of this post is an idea that I think about several times a week while I’m teaching and planning. Maybe you’ve been there. ~ You’re solving proportions and a kiddo with stars in her eyes exclaims, “The BUTTERFLY … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Nix the Tricks, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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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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Kahoot! Answer Streak Bonus = Good News For Math Class
Today I used several “Kahoots!” to review for a quiz students will be taking tomorrow. Math 8 kiddos have been translating, writing, solving, and graphing inequalities in one variable. While students adore Kahoot! and many would prefer to play every day, … Continue reading
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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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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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 1
For the first time in history… (too strong?)… my Algebra 1 students excitedly embraced the opportunity to use Desmos Test Mode *AND* TI graphing calculators during their EndofCourse STAAR test this past week. In years prior, TI handheld graphing calculators … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Activity Builder, Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, EOC, iPad, PreAlgebra, STAAR, TEA
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The Weeks Keep Flying By…
This time of year, I feel like the days just slip through my fingers. So many good things are happening, and yet I haven’t stopped to reflect and post about them. At all! Forgive my driveby approach at summarizing a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Activity Builder, Algebra, Desmos, error analysis, nearpod, PreAlgebra, Socrative
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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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