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Desmos Polygraph: The Periodic Table
Desmos is not just for math teachers. To support this point, I created a Polygraph activity using elements from the Periodic Table. Eager to field test the Polygraph, I reached out to a few 8th grade science teachers. Heather Wingo took me up … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, Elements, Periodic Table, science, technology
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Desmos Marbleslides: 10 Frame Addition
Inspiration Many many months ago, I saw an intriguing tweet. Kristin, @mathminds, had made a Desmos AB focused on 10 Frames and was inquiring about the possibility of an interactive one. Challenge excepted. I viewed her inquiry as a chance to … Continue reading
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Tagged 10 frame, addition, desmos, dot cards, elementary, math, technology
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Desmos Polygraph: Geometry Basics
Today, I had the pleasure of introducing Desmos Polygraph: Geometric Basics to a group of 4th grade students. It was my first time teaching in an elementary classroom and I enjoyed every minute. Starting To avoid answering the same question 100 times, … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, elementary, geometry, math, technology, vocabulary
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Desmos: Percent Challenges
Inspiration These days, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the double number line. I love using it to teach proportional reasoning – especially percents. Why? A double number line… Allows for flexible thinking. Expands on a single idea to present a bigger … Continue reading
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Tagged Challenges, desmos, math, percents, technology
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Desmos: Ordering Fractions on a Number Line
A couple of months ago, my team and I ran a Desmos workshop for elementary teachers. Two activities were highlighted. The first was an individually paced challenge AB (activity builder). The second activity shared can be run as a … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, fractions, Number Line, Ordering, technology
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Comparing Fractions w/ Desmos
For the past few days, I’ve been hanging out with Mrs. Becker’s (Peytra) 6th grade exploratory class. We both like experimenting with new strategies and often use her exploratory kiddos as guinea pigs. Our recent experiment – Fractions. Last year I … Continue reading
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Tagged Comparing Fractions, desmos, elementary, equivalent fractions, fractions, grade 4, grade 5, Grade 6, math education, SMP #2
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Rethinking Classroom Design: Collaborative Stations, VNPS & Desmos
Twitter Math Camp ’15 sent me down the vertical classroom path (Click here to read post). Throughout the 20152016 school year, I promoted vertical nonpermanent surfaces (VNPS) whenever possible. Lucky for me, Joe, a 7th/8th grade teacher, was interested and additional white … Continue reading
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Tagged classroom design, collaboration, collaboration stations, desmos, equations, math, math education, Vertical classroom, VNPS
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Desmos, Progressions & Supplementary Angles
Summer! The time to catch up on sleep, projects around the house and blog posts. This post is the 3rd in a 3 part series I started back in February. I spent two days working with Candace and her 7th grade … Continue reading
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Tagged common core, desmos, education, math, progressions, SMP, Standards of Mathematical Practices, Supplementary Angles, technology
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Building Academic Language w/ a Desmos Box & Whisker Polygraph
Before school ended, I had the pleasure of running a Box & Whisker Polygraph created by 2 colleagues, Tim Rochester and J.J. Martinez in Carmen’s 6th grade classes. She had not yet introduced Box & Whisker Plots. Afterwards, I brought … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, math, math education, ploygraph, technology, vocabulary
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The Zeroth Power: Desmos & VNPS
Inspiration Negative exponents can be a confusing topic for many students. Due to time constraints, I’ve focused more on the rules in lieu of introducing negative exponents conceptually. As a result, students become confused on how the negative exponent effects … Continue reading
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Tagged base, desmos, exponent, math, math education, negative, Vertical classroom, VNPS, zeroth power
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