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Tag Archives: VNPS
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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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
Posted in desmos, Uncategorized
Tagged base, desmos, exponent, math, math education, negative, Vertical classroom, VNPS, zeroth power
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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
The Vertical Classroom Project – Seeing is Believing
I began the Vertical Classroom Project due to a personal challenge made at Twitter Math Camp (#1TMCthing). Being a math coach, I needed to enlist one teacher to join the project, and then persuade administration to spring for the white boards. Both ventures … Continue reading
Posted in vertical classroom, vnps, white boards
Tagged Vertical classroom, VNPS, White boards, fractions
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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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged math education, math, Vertical classroom, VNPS, White boards, non permanent surfaces
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