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Tag Archives: quadratic
Desmos, Nearpod, ThingLink, and the Kitchen Sink
Often, after folks use versatile digital tools in isolation, the natural progression is to smash them together to create new, unique learning experiences for kids. This post features several multiapping resources and ideas that you’re sure to extend and improve… and when … Continue reading
The Ripple Effect of Having the #MTBoS PLN
Though I’m on spring break, I’m still scouring Twitter for ideas for upcoming curriculum topics. I’m spoiled rotten. There are so many kindred spirits doing amazing things, and I get to learn from them and add their work to my … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, DocAS, Explain Everything, Keynote, nearpod, quadratic, thatquiz.org, thinglink, Twitter
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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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Defending “The Worksheet”
In this era, “the worksheet” has gotten a pretty bad rap. The seemingly popular push to go “paperless” doesn’t help the cause. Are worksheets and paper inherently evil in the 21stcentury classroom? In the edtech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, homework, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, quadratic, technology, text book, thinglink
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Move Over Harlem Shake… It’s Quadratic Formula Time
I love teaching mathematics, but I have to tell you… teachers of other subjects seem to be able to use iPads to make a lot more “fun” and “creative” projects than I have ventured to try for Algebra and PreAlgebra … Continue reading
Quadratics Chain – Quite a Conversation Starter!
My algebra students have been studying transformations of quadratic functions – most specifically, how does changing “a” and/or “c” in a quadratic function written in the form y = ax^2 + c impact the graph when compared to the graph … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, communication, cooperative, formative, problem solving, quadratic
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Quadratics Intro ThingLink
I just whipped this up for my students to explore. I like to use ThingLinks as anchoring activities initially, and as study guides throughout and at the end of a unit of study. My students have a test on factoring … Continue reading