# Tag Archives: problem solving

## Precise Language and “The Baby”

My Math 8 students have been exploring linear functions. These kiddos learn about rate of change and initial value in contexts where slope-intercept form reigns, leaving other linear forms to be emphasized later in Algebra 1. We’ve also landed planes … Continue reading

## 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

## First Day Plans: Mine *DO* Include Smiling

When Nancy tweeted her “first-day first-year big tweet“, I felt a tug at my heart for 2 reasons: Big tweet! https://t.co/U00rgMY96k — Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) August 5, 2017 Any tips for first day of first year of teaching?!?!? #MTboS — … Continue reading

## Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class v2.0

Folks often ask questions about how various apps and tools can be used “for math”. I’ve always felt that, to some extent, math as a content area can be a tricky fit for apps, tools, strategies, P.D. etc. etc. when … Continue reading

## “We All Fall Down” #MTBoS #MTBoSblogsplosion Week 4

I had the great privilege of attending the #CTCTM Spring Conference last weekend. In my keynote address, I shared about how two things that bring me great joy (and challenges) collided right there in Waco… the endless list of home … Continue reading

## How Old?

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

## Classroom & Twitter Hodge-Podge

What’s happening? Here are some things I’ve been working on and learning from the #MTBoS and other Twitter Tweeps. Maybe you can use some of these resources, or perhaps they’ll spark a new idea. 1. Concept of “Playlists” for Differentiation … Continue reading

## Critter Patterns

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

## Guest Post – 3-Acts: Using Digital Tools to Give Every Student a Voice

Two things I’m passionate about when it comes to technology integration: Giving every student an opportunity (and frankly accountability) to weigh-in on mathematics we’re learning about and showcase their thinking… even if it’s incorrect at the start (we value those … Continue reading

## #NCTMregionals #MTBoS Nashville

My brain is still on overload from the NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville. I can’t count how many times I engaged with Twitter/blogger faces in 3D whom I’ve respected virtually since I learned about this Twitter/blog thang. What a thrill to … Continue reading