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Tag Archives: education
Designing & Implementing a 3Act Lesson: The Drumstick Dash
If we want innovative students, we need to be innovative leaders and educators. … 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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Teaching Tips from a Toddler
A mom, grandmother and 2 toddlers walk into a Barber Shop …. The Barber Shop was jamming. Guys, young and old, patiently waited for their Thanksgiving Day haircut. Simon, a curious 3 year old, had to wait his turn. To pass the … Continue reading
Posted in building relationships, Math Education, teaching, Uncategorized
Tagged education, math education, teaching
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I Never Enter a Classroom Without ‘Em…
Prior to becoming a coach, I was a math teacher for 21 years and have taught roughly 2000 students. In my first year of coaching, I worked with 17 teachers and came in contact with approximately 1500 students. This post … Continue reading
Desmos Activity Builder – Intro to Unit Rate
In August of 2015, Desmos launched it’s newest feature, Activity Builder. Activity Builder gives teachers the freedom to create their own computer based activity to focus on a concept of choice. It’s a great formative assessment tool. From their computer, Teacher’s … Continue reading
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Tagged activity builder, desmos, education, graph, math, unit rate
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Dance Dance Transversal – A Guide
Although the original idea comes from Algebrainiac, my colleague, J.J. Martinez, first heard about Dance Dance Transversal when participating in a middle school math chat (#msmathchat) on Twitter. Dance Dance Transversal connects the game Dance Dance Revolution with the concept of 2 … Continue reading
Posted in angle relationships
Tagged angle relationships, dance dance transversal, education, kinesthetic, math
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20%Time, Genius Hour and Virtual Communities.
In 2013, I came across an interesting link on my Twitter feed. The link led to a list of must read books related to education – one of which was Daniel Pink’s, Drive. I ended up reading the book during … Continue reading
Posted in 20%time, 20time, genius hour, livebinders, Math Education, Perserverance
Tagged 20time, education, genius hour, livebinders, Perserverance
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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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