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Desmos Graph: Adding Positive & Negative Fractions w/ Dynamic Labels
Inspiration For the past 15 months, I’ve been working on fraction models. When I brought the models to students, the resulting conversations were great. Just what I was hoping for. The downside stemmed from the behind the scenes “coding”. My original … Continue reading
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Tagged adding, desmos, dynamic labels, education, fractions, math, negative, positive, technology
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Diving into Google Sheets: Adding Integers & Pixel Art Multiplication
Inspiration In August of 2014, I stepped out of the classroom to become a middle level math TOA/coach. After 21 years of teaching, I craved a different challenge and found that challenge with Desmos. Once I learned how to make … Continue reading
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Tagged fractions, google apps, google sheets, integers, math, multiplication, sheets, technology
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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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Flashcards for Faridabad
My Inspiration My niece Kyra, who graduated from college in December, made plans to travel before settling down with a job. She posted her traveling adventures on social media. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the picture to … Continue reading
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Tagged collaboration, education, flashcards, GAFE, google apps, Introduction, 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: Gr 6 Inequalities
I recently cotaught Andrew Stadel’s 6th grade Desmos Activity Builder on Iequalities with Monica, Joe and Allison. This post is a summary of what happened in the different classes. The AB was facilitated using the Desmos Classroom Conversation Toolset. In general, I … Continue reading
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Teacher Moves – Soft Skills
A long term substitute, who’s currently in a credentialing program, recently made this observation. 8 “In my program, I’m shown all these activities and my professors assume students want to participate. They (professors) don’t tell us what to do when … Continue reading
A No Fail New Year’s Resolution
My To Do list often looks like this: Laundry Clean closets Finish garden project Fix clogged sink Breathe At the end of the day, if I didn’t tend to the laundry, closets, garden or sink, I can still cross off, … Continue reading
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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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