# Tag Archives: text book

## Using Socrative for… You Guessed it… Socratic Questioning

My Math 8 students have discovered and applied the Pythagorean Theorem. Our next move this week was to address the following standard: 8.7(D) Determine the distance between two points on a coordinate plane using the Pythagorean theorem. “The book”, being … Continue reading

## 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

## Intro to Intercepts

When planning lessons with my student teacher, Lauren, there has been a common theme lately. Rather than bore students with too much direct instruction, aim to create the need for the mathematics we want them to learn. Today, for instance, … Continue reading

## Why Frustrate?

This week, I was helping a student prepare for a chapter test on percents and their applications. He went online to take the interactive practice test and this question, and “answer”, left us scratching our heads: If a student can … Continue reading

## Using the iPad to Test the Textbook: Snail Racing…?

The topic – direct variation The application – snail speeds An example from our text had us scratching our heads… not about the concept of direct variation, but rather… about how fast a snail can actually travel. When we encountered … Continue reading