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ThatQuiz.org: Pre-testing and Post-testing

If you teach mathematics, your students have devices with internet access, and you’re NOT using ThatQuiz.org… both you and your students are seriously missing out.  My love for this web-app continues to grow as I see its impact on my students, … Continue reading

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Exponents & Error Analysis

There aren’t many strategies that tell me more about student thinking than “error analysis” opportunities.  When students “grade” another hypothetical student’s work, there’s something special about the experience – students’ senses are heightened.  They’re on a quest for truth.  They … Continue reading

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Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class

I kid you not – when I say, “Get out your iPads and go to Nearpod” my 8th graders literally say, “YESSSSS!” and give a little fist-pump… every time.  It’s not necessarily Nearpod that they love, but the peer interactions … Continue reading

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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 21st-century classroom? In the ed-tech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading

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Error Analysis and Role-Playing

Sometimes, it’s better to let the students do the teaching. That’s how I approached today’s lesson on adding and subtracting rational numbers.  I know these lovely folks have added and subtracted a few fractions in their time, so I started … Continue reading

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Error Analysis… With a Twist!

Today I took error analysis to a new level with my students. I stumbled upon this video over the weekend, with the hope of finding a clip to review and reinforce Friday’s lesson on similar figures.  After watching the clip … Continue reading

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