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Category Archives: mathematics
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
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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Desmos & Writing a line in SlopeIntercept Form
One of my teachers asked me to incorporate a different perspective on writing a line in slopeintercept form when given two points. As I drafted notes, I thought, “Why not write the steps in my blog”. I’ll have a hard … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, equations, graphing, linear equations, Math Education, mathematics, SlopeIntercept Form, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, education, equations, graph, Linear, math, math education, points, slope, slopeintercept form, yintercept
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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
PRACTICING PERSEVERANCE
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
Posted in math, mathematics, Perserverance
Tagged Communicating, math, math education, Perserverance, Pythagorean Theorem, SMP#1, Student Thinking
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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
Race Day (Part 2): The Morning Of…
Race Day It’s January 18, 2015. The morning of the Carlsbad TriCity 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
Posted in graphing, inverse variation, math, mathematics, running
Tagged d=rt, desmos, equations, graphs, Inverse variation, math education, modeling with mathematics, SMP#4
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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
Posted in graphing, inverse variation, math, mathematics, Modeling Mathematics, running
Tagged d=rt, desmos, equations, Inverse variation, math education, modeling with mathematics, SMP#4
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