Using Keynote To Explore Math Relationships Visually
Cathy’s Algebra 1 Kahoots!
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Tag Archives: Pre-Algebra
Yes We Did! No He Didn’t.
Yes We Did! Recently, we had the pleasure of a classroom visit from Jenny Wales! My students were honored to have a Desmos Expert stop by and see us in action. Students found creative ways to “put the point on … Continue reading
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An Integer Game
I first experienced some form of this activity with the amazing Dennis Ebersole in a workshop years ago. When we played the game, if memory serves me, the goal was to provide a motivating way for students to practice integer … Continue reading
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They Come Pre-Programmed… So What’s Your Next Move?
The title of this post is an idea that I think about several times a week while I’m teaching and planning. Maybe you’ve been there. ~ You’re solving proportions and a kiddo with stars in her eyes exclaims, “The BUTTERFLY … Continue reading
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The other evening, I was sitting with my husband and son at a candlelight Christmas service, singing carols and feeling merry. One of the carols mentioned “shepherds” and right on cue, my 11-year-old son leans over and whispers… “There are … Continue reading
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Kahoot! Answer Streak Bonus = Good News For Math Class
Today I used several “Kahoots!” to review for a quiz students will be taking tomorrow. Math 8 kiddos have been translating, writing, solving, and graphing inequalities in one variable. While students adore Kahoot! and many would prefer to play every day, … Continue reading
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Desmos Activity “Labs” – Create Your Own Card Sort
Recently, I lived virtually and vicariously through all of the wonderful #MTBoS #TMC16 and #descon16 attendees. I have so. much. stuff. to sort through, between blog posts, Tweets, Periscopes, Google Docs, and more! One feature that prompted immediate action for … Continue reading
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Student-Created Visual Patterns and Book Creator
After introducing Visual Patterns to my Math 8 students, I began to see their creative side through various “Draw” work samples from our Nearpod patterns lessons. They did an excellent job generalizing linear patterns! Though their experiences with nonlinear functions have … Continue reading
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Texas Math 8 standards provide students with a firm foundation of linear concepts and slope-intercept form. Additionally, my Math 8 kiddos just wrapped up a polynomials enrichment unit. With this in mind, I felt like they had a solid background to … Continue reading
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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 1
For the first time in history… (too strong?)… my Algebra 1 students excitedly embraced the opportunity to use Desmos Test Mode *AND* TI graphing calculators during their End-of-Course STAAR test this past week. In years prior, TI handheld graphing calculators … Continue reading
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The Weeks Keep Flying By…
This time of year, I feel like the days just slip through my fingers. So many good things are happening, and yet I haven’t stopped to reflect and post about them. At all! Forgive my drive-by approach at summarizing a … Continue reading
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