Category Archives: mathematics

One graph. Ten minutes. An important conversation.

At the beginning of class I showed this to my students: They came up with lots of interesting things. There are three variables They are functions They are different colors The units are millions and years The scale for the … Continue reading

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Student as author and critic of mathematics

I’m hoping to improve my students’ journal writing experiences this year. After learning about problem-based journal writing from the work of Joseph Mellor and Carmel Schettino, last year I created/stole a fancy handout, rubric, and told the kids to go write. I … Continue reading

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Why am I all about chalk and t-shirts this summer?

I need to let this out of the bag. This summer, I have had two things on my mind more than they probably should be: using sidewalk chalk buying t-shirts Why? Hang on. First here’s some of what I’ve done … Continue reading

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It’s complicated

I’m not a big TV person, but I can get down with some Wheel of Fortune. It’s pretty fun to watch and Vanna and Pat are seemingly ageless…which blows my mind. But as much as I like the show, this … Continue reading

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Example analysis from DeltaMath

With so much problem-based learning happening this year, I’ve been mixing in plenty of algebra by example-esque problems. They work really well because they get kids to analyze math work on their own and then use it to solve a similar … Continue reading

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