Category Archives: math

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

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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

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      SMP #1:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. On a weekend walk with colleague, Amy Marquis, we got into a conversation about perseverance.  She had been sharing conversations her 8th grade AVID students had regarding the topic of personal … Continue reading

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Race Day (Part 3): The Results: Involving Inverse & Direct Variation Graphs

Here it is, the 3rd and final installment of Race Day.  Training is over.  The race has come and gone.  Celebrations have ended.  All that’s left is the analysis….         Before:  13.1 = xy         … Continue reading

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Race Day (Part 2): The Morning Of…

Race Day It’s January 18, 2015.  The morning of the Carlsbad Tri-City Half Marathon. The day I find out where my finishing time will be located on the inverse variation graph representing 13.1 = rt. I’m ready.  My ipod is charged. … Continue reading

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Race Day (Part 1): -Oh, The Possibilities!

I’m sure you know someone who’s entered a race whether it be, running, cycling, swimming, skating or skiing. A friend. Family member. A student. Yourself! Maybe you watch NASCAR, walk with a friend or commute to work?  If so, Then … Continue reading

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