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Tag Archives: PreAlgebra
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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Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 1
This year, my students noticed that I often say, “You’ll never see that in a math book.” Some of the topics we explore take a twist. For example, when students solved systems of linear equations using elimination, I called it the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Book Creator, eBackPack, Explain Everything, iBooks, ImageChef, iRig, PhotoSpeak, PreAlgebra, Tellagami
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Student Voice, Screen Casting and Explain Everything
Having iPads redefines many elements of teaching, learning, and assessment. These past 2 years, I’ve experienced a learning curve not unlike that of a brand spankin’ new teacher. This year I’ve begun to make the shift from technologyempowered teacher to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, screen casting, technology, thinglink
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StudentCreated ThingLinks
When ThingLink announced a way for teachers to set up classes of student accounts all monitored through the teacher’s email address, I was determined to give it a go. After some trialanderror with the process of setting up a “ThingLink … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, problem solving, thinglink
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SuperTeacherTools.Net: Speed Match
Here’s another formative freebie that’s iPadfriendly! I recently used the Speed Match on SuperTeacherTools.net to review probability vocabulary with my students. I remember the days of using Speed Match on a SmartBoard, allowing only one student to play at a … Continue reading
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Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, review, superteachertools, vocabulary
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After the Testing is Over
My students begin STAAR testing this week. That means tired students, a tricky bell schedule, and no homework allowed. I created the ThingLink below to serve as a menu of options for students once our morning testing sessions are over, … Continue reading
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Tagged anchoring activity, app, FactorMan app, PreAlgebra, thinglink
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True or False?
I must give credit to formercolleague “Mr. OC” at Nitschmann Middle School for this novel way to introduce compound events. Ever since I saw him do it, it’s become a regular part of my practice. So easy, so effective, and … Continue reading
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Tagged formative, PreAlgebra, probability, problem solving
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Chief ThingLinker Stepping Down
That’s right. I’m finally ready to step down from my ThingLink throne and pass the torch. Or something. What I’m trying to say is… I’ve been doing this iPad thing for a bit. *I* create the Nearpods… *I* create the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, blog, communication, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, thinglink
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