# Monthly Archives: November 2012

## Simple But Good: Use a Keynote Slide To Annotate and “Zoom”!

Some days, simple is good. Today was one of those days. My pre-algebra students have been learning about perfect squares and square roots. After a quick perfect squares quiz today, I had a partial class period left to do a … Continue reading

## Pretty Pythagorean QR Code Thanks to Unitag

I have been using QR codes quite a bit in my math classes. I like to use them primarily as a “refresh button” strategy to get all of those brains out of the middle-of-the-lesson muck. Using QR codes refreshes brains … Continue reading

Posted in Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra
Tagged annotate, iPad, PDF, problem solving, Pythagorean Theorem, QR code
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## Revamping a Writing Strategy… for Math!

Several years ago, I attended a workshop with an attention-grabbing opening activity. The presenter posed a simple question, then each of us was to write a response to the question for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, we passed our papers … Continue reading

Posted in Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra
Tagged assessment, cooperative learning, formative, mathematics communication, problem solving, writing
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