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Desmos Polygraph: Place Value
Inspiration In the spring of 2018, I introduced Desmos to a couple of 4th grade teachers. After running, Ordering Fractions on a Number Line and Polygraph: Geometry Basics, they were hooked on Desmos. During the last days of the year, they … Continue reading
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Desmos: Random Generated Slope & Yintercept Activities
Inspiration RandomGenerator is one of the functions within Desmos’ computational layer. As I explored the feature, I began to see the benefits of random generated tasks. Many experiments later, I’m publicly sharing my first random generated (RG) series. This one … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, Linear, slope, technology, yintercept
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Friday Night Lights in 5 Mediums
Inspiration The majority of my posts begin with an inspiration segment. A few words explaining my motivation to write. Originally, I was planning to write about podcasts with the inspiration segment focused on Friday Night Lights. FNL lead me to podcasts. … Continue reading
Desmos Polygraph Extension Task
Inspiration Toward the end of the school year, my colleague Jorge and I, had a regular gig coteaching in Mrs. S’s 4th grade class. Jorge had been working with Mrs. S throughout the year on various projects. I joined the … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, elementary, Google, math education, Quadrilateral, technology
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Hidden Picture: Double Digit Addition & Subtraction
The core group of G Suite apps are docs, slides, sheets and forms. All of which I’ve used over the past 2 years. However, I recently discovered Google Apps Scripts, a hidden gem built into the suite. Bottom line, I … Continue reading
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Tagged addition, Google, google sheets, math, subtraction, technology
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Kindergarten, Number Bonds & Desmos
Recently, I had the pleasure of teaching a kindergarten class for the very first time! My colleague, CeCe, invited me to teach a lesson on number bonds using my Desmos Number Bond Activity The Lesson The Kinders sat on the … Continue reading
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St. Patrick’s Day & Google Sheets
Inspiration My instructional tech team and I always receive grateful comments from our elementary teachers we share seasonal activities. Most of the activities we shared were using Google slides. I wanted to challenge myself and create a seasonal activity on … Continue reading
Posted in multiplication, Number Sense, technology, Uncategorized
Tagged addition, education, Google, google sheets, math, multiplication, subtraction, technology
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A Guest Teacher’s Challenge
INSPIRATION My last post, Multiplying Fractions: A Desmos Area Model, blended conversations from the same lesson run in two different classrooms. Although the lesson flowed similarly in both rooms, there was one student who viewed the presented problems differently. Gabe … Continue reading
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Tagged education, equivalent fractions, fractions, math, Perserverance, SMP#1
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Multiplying Fractions: A Desmos Area Model
INSPIRATION I’ve been tinkering with area models for awhile, storing countless versions in my teacher.desmos.com account. A few of my area models support the conceptual thinking of multiplying fractions. Recently, I was approached by a coaching colleague, Crystal, to teach … Continue reading
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Tagged area model, desmos, elementary, fractions, math, multiplication, technology
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