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 2015-2016 school year, I promoted vertical non-permanent surfaces (VNPS) whenever possible.  Lucky for me, Joe, a 7th/8th grade teacher, was interested and additional white … Continue reading

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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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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

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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

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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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