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Using Socrative for… You Guessed it… Socratic Questioning
My Math 8 students have discovered and applied the Pythagorean Theorem. Our next move this week was to address the following standard: 8.7(D) Determine the distance between two points on a coordinate plane using the Pythagorean theorem. “The book”, being … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, formative, Socrative, technology, text book
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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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Intro to Intercepts
When planning lessons with my student teacher, Lauren, there has been a common theme lately. Rather than bore students with too much direct instruction, aim to create the need for the mathematics we want them to learn. Today, for instance, … Continue reading
Why Frustrate?
This week, I was helping a student prepare for a chapter test on percents and their applications. He went online to take the interactive practice test and this question, and “answer”, left us scratching our heads: If a student can … Continue reading
Using the iPad to Test the Textbook: Snail Racing…?
The topic – direct variation The application – snail speeds An example from our text had us scratching our heads… not about the concept of direct variation, but rather… about how fast a snail can actually travel. When we encountered … Continue reading