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Author Archives: Cathy Yenca
How We Do “Four Corners” to Move & Talk About Mathematics
Search for the terms “Four Corners Classroom” online and you’ll find variation after variation of this cooperative learning strategy. The way we do “Four Corners” in my little corner of the world has evolved over the years. It’s one of … Continue reading
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GoldiDesmos and the Three… Layers? {I’ve got nothing}
Okay, so my attempt at a clever title is lacking here, but the idea in my brain still stands and seems sort of valid. Last Friday, my Math 7 crew needed support transitioning back to the curriculum after several days … Continue reading
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Quality Time (not in the lesson plan)
Last week my Math 7 students spent several days exploring ratios and unit rates (including scenarios with complex fractions in the mix). We haven’t used the word “proportion” yet… we’ve just been “playing” with numbers, really. Encouraging students to think … Continue reading
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A Classroom Visit from KLRU – Screens In School: Tech Transformation
My students and I had a unique opportunity recently to host guests from our local PBS station here in Austin, Texas. On the brink of iPad’s 10th anniversary, folks at KLRU came to visit our district, Eanes ISD, to chat … Continue reading
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7,300ish
Roughly 7,300ish days ago, I began my teaching career in eastern Pennsylvania. I remember my very FIRST firstdayofschool morning… very vividly. I was a newlywed, new to the east side of PA (growing up north of Pittsburgh) and I remember … Continue reading
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Ending Another Year {With Desmos}
School’s Out For Summer! Leaving my classroom after the halls have cleared is a bittersweet moment. I always take a photo of it – and looking at social media the past few days, I can see I’m not the only … Continue reading
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“Lead & Learn” with “Stand & Talks” Across Content Areas
Several weeks back, our middle school teachers had the opportunity to #BeLikeFred (Rogers) in our #EanesNeighborhood – to either “Lead Like Fred” or “Learn Like Fred” during one of our early release (PD) days. I chose to “Lead Like Fred” … Continue reading
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Using Kahoot! Challenges and Desmos BREAKOUT to Revisit and Review… and a shoutout to #DesmosInTexas
My Math 8 students took their state STAAR test this past week (SIDE NOTE: This testing season marks lap#5 of my students using the Desmos Test Mode app on iPads as well as a TI graphing calculator while taking the … Continue reading
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Using Apple Classroom for “Stand & Talks”
Sara VanDerWerf claims that “Stand & Talks” are “the best thing she ever did to get students talking to one another” and I believe her. For this 201819 school year, I’ve implemented “Stand & Talks” intentionally (though, moving forward, I … Continue reading
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#MathResourceRoundup – Pythagorean Theorem
I thought it would be fun (and useful!) to choose upcoming math topics and share resources we love to use with students as we explore these topics. I don’t use everything I find or create every year, but it’s nice … Continue reading
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