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Tag Archives: PreAlgebra
FirstTwoWeeks Hodge Podge
Today may be the last day of summer vacation for some. Others of us have already been rocking and rolling for two weeks with a new crew of students. So many ideas and resources have crossed my path that I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Apollo, app, Atlas Learning, ClassKick, Desmos, iPad, Knowledgehook, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Zeal
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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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TimeLapse
The last day of classes before Thanksgiving break, I set up my iPhone in an attempt to record some timelapse footage in each of my classes. Since middleschoolers can smell a camera a mile away, there was nothing secretive about … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, error analysis, homework, iMovie, nearpod, PreAlgebra, review
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Desmos Function Carnival: Tech & Teacher TakeAways
When I learned about Function Carnival from Dan Meyer’s blog last school year, I first tried it with students on a wackyschedule day during a unit that didn’t connect well to the fabulous Desmos lab. In that first instance, students’ sought … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Dan Meyer, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, PreAlgebra
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Socrative and SlopeIntercept Form
With new TEKS in tow, my 7th graders taking 8th grade math have been studying proportional and nonproportional linear relationships (wow, right?). The progression has been a refreshing, conceptbased study of LOTS of scenarios featuring “constant rates of change” represented in … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, Desmos, error analysis, formative, homework, iPad, PreAlgebra, Socrative
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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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ThingLink: Anchoring, PreTeaching and GapFilling
I anticipate my students will finish their first unit test at varying rates tomorrow. I always take my own tests as if I were the student. I show all the work. I time myself. I multiply my time by 3 … Continue reading
New TEKS = Visual Patterns for All
If you’re not up to date on Texas math standards, we have new TEKS this year for grades K through 8. (How many standards are new or have moved from one grade level to another? Check this out!) Our district purchased … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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I already know what I want to do on the first day of school.
My (former) students are probably still sleeping on this fine Sunday morning, and here I am, thinking about the first day of school in August. It’s not entirely my fault. I just had two days of PD with (THE) Dan … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, homework, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2
For our last day of class with a “normal” schedule (today), I met with my students in our school’s 21stcentury learning space. There’s a sampling of flexible furniture, a corner with stadium seating, iMacs, a bigscreen TV, an Apple TV, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Book Creator, Explain Everything, iPad, PhotoSpeak, PreAlgebra, Tellagami, thinglink
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