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Tag Archives: math education
A Touch of Number Sense
About 4 years ago, I purchased a Groupon for 10 yoga lessons. Being a former gymnast, I quickly noticed a connection between yoga and gymnastics. Both disciplines combine strength, balance and grace in a flow reminiscent of a beam or floor routine. When my Groupon … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Number Sense, Number Talk
Tagged math, math education, Number Sense, Number Talk, Ruth Parker, Sherry Parrish
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The Vertical Classroom Project Begins
In This Article The inspiration for the Vertical Classroom Project My first VCP lesson General and specific observations Questions, concerns and ponderables The next step Materials The Inspiration By the end of Alex Overwijk’s vertical classroom session at TMC15, I … Continue reading
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Tagged math, math education, non permanent surfaces, Vertical classroom, VNPS, White boards
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TMC15: Through the Eyes of an Introvert
Giddy: Feeling or showing great happiness and joy Giddy: What I felt carpooling to my first Twitter Math Camp (TMC15) I knew TMC15 was going to be a great experience but, truth be told, being immersed in an environment filled with … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education, professional development, TMC15, Twitter Math Camp
Tagged math, math education, professional development, TMC15, Twitter Math Camp
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A Genius Hour Brainstorming Session – A Wake Up Call
Last month, my son participated in Claremont McKenna’s 3rd Model UN Conference. The College‘s President, Hiram E. Chodosh, addressed the delegates during closing ceremonies. In his speech, he described 3 values that he believes all students need for success: Creativity, Empathy … Continue reading
Posted in 20%time, 20time, genius hour, livebinders
Tagged 20time, genius hour, Genius Hour Proposal, high stakes testing, livebinders, math, math education, testing
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St. Patrick’s Day – Desmos Style
Growing up in an Irish family outside of Boston, St. Patrick’s day was a special holiday – especially since my dad and his siblings are first generation Irish Americans. One of our traditions … skipping school on March 17th and spending it together … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, equations, graph, graphing, math, Math Education, technology
Tagged desmos, equations, graphs, math, math education, quadratic, St. Patrick's Day, technology
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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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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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