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SVSU High School #1

SVSU High School #1

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Graphing Calculator Fears Overcome

Started by Beverly George May 5, 2010. 0 Replies

I am fortunate enough to have a set of graphing calculators all to myself.  They are TI-73 (old ones, not the new Explorers), and I have rarely used them with my 7th grade class.  I stressed the…Continue

Algebra for All 2

Started by Beverly George Apr 29, 2010. 0 Replies

I can't believe it, but I am actually looking forward to Algebra for All 2!  That must classify me as some sort of nerd.  I have learned SO much this past year with Algebra for All, and I'm certain…Continue

Implementing Function-Based Approach

Started by Beverly George Apr 19, 2010. 0 Replies

As I may have mentioned before, I have recently been working on our district's curriculum guides for the 7th and 8th grades.  The 7th grade guide was a breeze because the foundation for the…Continue

One Grain of Rice

Started by Beverly George Apr 15, 2010. 0 Replies

I tried out this lesson that was presented on the last day of our face-to-face session, and I was SO surprised!  I have a group of "highly-motivated" and "high-ability" 8th grade algebra students,…Continue

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Comment by Beverly George on November 29, 2009 at 8:26pm
Well everyone, check my blog if you get a chance. I've posted something I tried on my students this past week in reference to the Stations of Algebra activity that we did on Day 2 of the Algebra 4 All conference. Let me know what you think - comments are welcome!
Comment by Beverly George on November 29, 2009 at 7:07pm
Hello Craig!
Wow! What a repertoire of classes you have! After 18 years of teaching, I would assume that you have seen your fair share of instructional strategies come and go. Any advice for those of us that are "fairly" new to education? What do you think of the lessons and activities presented so far at the Algebra 4 All conferences?
Comment by Craig Block on November 24, 2009 at 1:53pm
I have been a mathematics teacher at John Glenn High School for 18 years. I currently teach Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry, and Academic Algebra 1. I also moonlight as an Adjunct at SVSU two nights a week for the past 12 years in a college Algebra classroom.
Comment by Beverly George on November 21, 2009 at 10:09pm
Well, obviously, contrary to my email from earlier today, SVSU High School #1 is still here, alive and kicking!
Comment by Beverly George on November 13, 2009 at 10:41pm
Hello everyone!

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I will be your online tutor for the duration of the Algebra 4 All program and beyond, and I am anxious to hear your comments, questions, concerns, and discussions about the activities and concepts behind this program.

I am currently in my 7th year of teaching in the Marlette district, and I learn something new from my students and colleagues every day. It doesn't really seem like work when you love what you do, right? I am currently in our 7-12 building, and I have been a teacher leader with the district for the past five years. My bachelor's degree is from the University of Michigan in Elementary Education with a math and English certification. My Master's of Science is in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment through Walden University, and as soon as I can get my teenage boys (a senior and a freshman) on their way, I plan to pursue another degree in the teacher leader field.


My plan through this site is to post a question or two every week concerning Algebra 4 All activities, roadblocks, thoughts, and ideas. I strongly encourage you to take a chance - be brave - and post your discussions as often as you can. The more members that participate, the better the discussion!

Honestly, I just hate it when I sit through a whole day of professional development, walking away with a few cute activities that never really get implemented in my classroom. There never seems to be the time or the motivation to do the activity and then discuss it with other teachers to determine what works and how to improve. The conversation starts out with the best of our intentions, but inevitably turns to student behavior, contract issues, and then we are interrupted by the message from the office that indicates so-and-so has been out for the past week, and mom would like the homework - by the way, she'll stop by the school in about 15 minutes for the work.

Through social networking, we've got the golden opportunity to participate in rich, focused discussions at each member's convenience. What could be better?

We'll start things off relatively easy this week. I'd love to know more about all of you, so could you start by introducing yourselves to the group? Even though we may have met face-to-face at SVSU, we may not all formally know each other.

Also, I'd like to know what Algebra 4 All activity has been the most successful in your classroom so far. If you have any pictures of student work, please feel free to post them.

I look forward to hearing from all of you! And by all means, if you have a question, ask it!

He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
Danish proverb
 

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