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Tag Archives: math
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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Rethinking Classroom Design: Collaborative Stations, VNPS & Desmos
Twitter Math Camp ’15 sent me down the vertical classroom path (Click here to read post). Throughout the 20152016 school year, I promoted vertical nonpermanent surfaces (VNPS) whenever possible. Lucky for me, Joe, a 7th/8th grade teacher, was interested and additional white … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Math Education, TMC15, Twitter Math Camp
Tagged classroom design, collaboration, collaboration stations, desmos, equations, math, math education, Vertical classroom, VNPS
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Desmos, Progressions & Supplementary Angles
Summer! The time to catch up on sleep, projects around the house and blog posts. This post is the 3rd in a 3 part series I started back in February. I spent two days working with Candace and her 7th grade … Continue reading
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Tagged common core, desmos, education, math, progressions, SMP, Standards of Mathematical Practices, Supplementary Angles, technology
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Building Academic Language w/ a Desmos Box & Whisker Polygraph
Before school ended, I had the pleasure of running a Box & Whisker Polygraph created by 2 colleagues, Tim Rochester and J.J. Martinez in Carmen’s 6th grade classes. She had not yet introduced Box & Whisker Plots. Afterwards, I brought … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, math, math education, ploygraph, technology, vocabulary
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The Zeroth Power: Desmos & VNPS
Inspiration Negative exponents can be a confusing topic for many students. Due to time constraints, I’ve focused more on the rules in lieu of introducing negative exponents conceptually. As a result, students become confused on how the negative exponent effects … Continue reading
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Tagged base, desmos, exponent, math, math education, negative, Vertical classroom, VNPS, zeroth power
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3 Act Lesson: Volume of a Cylinder
My Inspiration Volume is measured in cubes, hence the label cubic units. This concept is easy to visualize when building structures with 1 in³ cubes or when calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. A cube is a special type … Continue reading
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Tagged 3Act, Cylinder, math, math education, modeling with mathematics, SMP#4, Volume
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Using Assessing & Advancing Questions
This post Describes the opening activity for the 2nd day of a 2 day lesson plan. Day 1: Desmos, Complementary Angles & SMP#3 Connects the opening activity with assessing and advancing questions The blog post describing the rest of the … Continue reading
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Tagged Advancing, Assessing, Collaborative Group Roles, desmos, math, math education, Questioning
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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, Dilations & The Vertical Classroom
This is a story about a Desmos Activity Builder that flopped The changes that transformed it into a successful activity 1st time teaching the lesson: Mrs. Paine’s room I’m excited to test out the Desmos Activity Builder on Dilations with students. The lesson started … 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
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Tagged angle relationships, complementary angles, desmos, math, math education, SMP#3
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