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Tag Archives: math education
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, Complementary Angles & SMP#3
********************************************************************** It started when my colleague, Mari, showed me her moveable pentagon. At one point, the pentagon transformed into an angle which sparked an interest in angles – creating angles, moving angles, measuring angles. I reached out to both Desmos and my … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Uncategorized
Tagged angle relationships, complementary angles, desmos, math, math education, SMP#3
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A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach
Monday January 11, 2016 First day back from Winter Break! 7:30 a.m. I met with Kari and Jamie. Kari’s a 50% teacher who just picked up a math intervention class for second semester. Jamie’s our principal. We discussed a … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, math, math coach, Uncategorized
Tagged Algebra Tiles, desmos, education, math, Math coach, math education
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Designing & Implementing a 3Act Lesson: The Drumstick Dash
If we want innovative students, we need to be innovative leaders and educators. … Continue reading
Tap Tap Trigonometry
Tap Tap Trigonometry, a spinoff of Algebrainiac1’s Dance Dance Transversal, involves students tapping out the ratios for sine, cosine and tangent to a beat. As I described in my blog post, Dance Dance Transversal – A Guide, Algebrainiac’s the originator … Continue reading
Posted in kinesthetic, math, Math Education, Trigonometry, Uncategorized
Tagged kinesthetic, math, math education, sohcahtoa, tap, trigonometry
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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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Efficiency is in the Eye of the Beholder
For the past two years, I’ve heard many math educators push the idea of mathematical efficiency. The more I hear the word, efficient, the more I cringe for I feel its usage suggests: Students are thinking inefficiently in defiance. The algorithm is the … Continue reading
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Tagged algorithm, decimals, division, efficiency, math, math education
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