Monthly Archives: April 2011

Do you (Insert Social Network)?

You can’t get away from it anymore. Facebook, Twitter, Ning, edmodo, Plurk, LinkedIn, Flickr, Blogspot, WordPress, diigo . . . .  the list goes on and on. How much social networking do you do? First, if you’re reading this, then you … Continue reading

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A Personal Note

Well, I’ve not been wanting to post this, but I have been very busy lately and feel that I need to let everyone know what is going on. I enjoy teaching math a lot. I work hard helping my students … Continue reading

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Scale Factor Project

Students share drawing to scale during math. What?!?!?!? Art and Mathematics together? You bet! The kids are loving this project and working hard. The main student in this video finished the drawing in two days. After drawing they have a … Continue reading

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Gathering Data

This morning I was standing outside in the cold with Algebra students gathering data. They had about 60 students run a 50-meter dash and 100-meter dash. The students were timing their classmates to see if there is a correlation between … Continue reading

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Real Life Statistics

Today I will be working with my students on a project where they must find data first. These students are the ones in Algebra this school year. We have been meeting after school on Tuesdays to dig deeper into the … Continue reading

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A Writing Prompt

5:59am First, I haven’t written a post in a few days. I have had thoughts to share, but I have been so busy with things going on, that I haven’t had a chance to write. This morning I have been catching … Continue reading

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Math Common Core Standards

I went to a math conference today where they talked about the Common Core Standards that are being implemented across the United States. There are many thoughts on this. I thing some great things will be coming with the Math … Continue reading

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April 8, 2011 (I know, real original)

This week we had state math assessments. I was so nervous going into them that I got a kink in my neck. Stress got the best of me, but I kept working through. Kids did fine though. I wish they … Continue reading

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Difficult Math Problems

I went searching for a fun math video on YouTube. The top one that showed up was the Ma and Pa Kettle Math. First, it’s a great video. It cracks me up every time. It is very true though. If … Continue reading

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A Look at PBL, Part 2

Yesterday I took the advice of my PLN and wrote a post about Project Based Learning vs. Traditional Learning. As I was writing the post I had a great ending, then when I go to the ending I had forgotten … Continue reading

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