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Collaboration Tip 2: Don’t. Touch. Your. Computer!
The other day, I had the pleasure of running the Desmos Activity Builder, Nets & Surface Area: Rectangular Prisms, with Mrs. Keser’s 6th grade math classes. I’ve updated the opening of the activity, since I first wrote about it back … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, math, Math Education, technology
Tagged desmos, math discourse, nets, SMP#3, surface area, technology
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Collaborative Group Roles – How I Became a Fan
As the title suggests, I was not always a fan of group roles. I didn’t buy into the concept and often thought, I can see it working for other teachers but not for me. I’ve changed my tune. Here’s my … Continue reading
A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach
Monday January 11, 2016 First day back from Winter Break! 7:30 a.m. I met with Kari and Jamie. Kari’s a 50% teacher who just picked up a math intervention class for second semester. Jamie’s our principal. We discussed a … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, math, math coach, Uncategorized
Tagged Algebra Tiles, desmos, education, math, Math coach, math education
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Tap Tap Trigonometry
Tap Tap Trigonometry, a spinoff of Algebrainiac1’s Dance Dance Transversal, involves students tapping out the ratios for sine, cosine and tangent to a beat. As I described in my blog post, Dance Dance Transversal – A Guide, Algebrainiac’s the originator … Continue reading
Posted in kinesthetic, math, Math Education, Trigonometry, Uncategorized
Tagged kinesthetic, math, math education, sohcahtoa, tap, trigonometry
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Desmos: An Introduction to Irrational Numbers
Recently, I cotaught a lesson with a colleague where students investigated square roots. The lesson revolved around the following Desmos Activity Builder task. Afterwards, I blogged about the experience and sent the post to my teachers. Peytra, a six grade … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Irrational Numbers, math, math coach, Math Education, mathematics, Pi, technology, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, education, Irrational Numbers, math, math education, square roots, squares
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Combining Like Terms w/ Desmos
For the first 3 weeks of the school year, the math coaches are stationed at the District Office. This being the 3rd and final week, we’re transitioning from the DO to working at our respective sites. On Monday, I sent out a … Continue reading
TMC15: Through the Eyes of an Introvert
Giddy: Feeling or showing great happiness and joy Giddy: What I felt carpooling to my first Twitter Math Camp (TMC15) I knew TMC15 was going to be a great experience but, truth be told, being immersed in an environment filled with … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education, professional development, TMC15, Twitter Math Camp
Tagged math, math education, professional development, TMC15, Twitter Math Camp
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St. Patrick’s Day – Desmos Style
Growing up in an Irish family outside of Boston, St. Patrick’s day was a special holiday – especially since my dad and his siblings are first generation Irish Americans. One of our traditions … skipping school on March 17th and spending it together … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, equations, graph, graphing, math, Math Education, technology
Tagged desmos, equations, graphs, math, math education, quadratic, St. Patrick's Day, technology
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Celebrating the Ultimate Pi Day
Pi =3.14159265359… Pi Day: March 14th (3/14) The Ultimate Pi Day: 3/14/15 (A once in a lifetime event) The Ultimate Pi Moment is: March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53 Countdown to The Ultimate Pi Moment ************************************************************************************ For years, I’ve entertained the … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education, Pi, Pi Day, Scavenger Hunt
Tagged Communicating, education, math, math education, Pi, Pi Day, Scavenger Hunt
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The Power of a Skillfully Scaffolded Lesson – An Interview with Chris Depew
The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is defined as the gap between what a learner has already mastered (the actual level of development) and what he or she can achieve when provided with educational support (potential development). In order to determine … Continue reading