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Tag Archives: problem solving
You Don’t Teach
Okay, let’s be clear. I *DO* teach. A lot. But students don’t often know how to articulate that *how* I’m trying to teach may differ, at times, from some of their past mathclass experiences. They might not know exactly how … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, Dan Meyer, error analysis, Kyle Pearce, mathycathy, problem solving
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Gettin’ Into The Groove HodgePodge… Featuring Classkick
I can hear the announcer at our high school’s football game as I type on my iMac here at home. So nice to be getting settled in to a “new” house that is closer in to the city, our schools, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, assessment, Cathy Yenca, ClassKick, Dan Meyer, homework, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, techchef4u, Twitter, Zeal
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FirstTwoWeeks Hodge Podge
Today may be the last day of summer vacation for some. Others of us have already been rocking and rolling for two weeks with a new crew of students. So many ideas and resources have crossed my path that I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Apollo, app, Atlas Learning, ClassKick, Desmos, iPad, Knowledgehook, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Zeal
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Nearpod Popcorn Picker (Student Responses Too)
I’m not going to lie. It was disappointing that my students so easily fell for Dan Meyer’s Popcorn Picker problem today. A *very* small subset of students realized that, just because the sheets of paper had the exact same area, this did … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged 3Acts, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving
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Bottling Up the Perfect Balance
I feel like, as a teacher, I have a lot in common with the video gaming industry. We both want to draw kids in to a challenge. That challenge has to be feasible but not too easy. Students have to … Continue reading
Math Playdate (from Twitter to Tackk)
It started on Twitter. My challenge was irresistible to fellow math buddy Kyle. @mr_stadel @MathletePearce @robertkaplinsky @ddmeyer Who’s making a 3Act Task about the rapidly spreading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 🙂 — Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014 Within … Continue reading
Story Time (Algebraically Speaking)
Algebra students have been solving multistep equations. Quite a great, semisneaky way to review all sorts of topics students should already be “fluent” in – operations with rational numbers, the concept of “isolating the variable”, properties of equality, and so … Continue reading
New TEKS = Visual Patterns for All
If you’re not up to date on Texas math standards, we have new TEKS this year for grades K through 8. (How many standards are new or have moved from one grade level to another? Check this out!) Our district purchased … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, PreAlgebra, problem solving
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So I stole an idea from Dan Meyer – *SHOCKER*
Dan Meyer provided our district’s math department with two days of PD in June. I liked the homework he assigned to us, and I’m in the process of merging his idea with a problemsolving plan for a longerterm miniproject of sorts. … Continue reading
TShirts: Some RealLife Math in Need of Act 3…?
This post is based on a true story… how it ends is where I need your help! Think of it like a “chooseyourownadventure” book… except you get a sayso in authoring it. True story: I ordered a rockin’ Estimation 180 … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Dan Meyer, Estimation 180, problem solving, Twitter
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