I just used the Two Brothers Race Applet with my Algebra 1B class.It is a great resource because it really helps the students understand slope as a rate of change.I linked to it through internet…Continue
This is an old fashioned cutting a paste activity for my tactile learners. It is a puzzle map where students have to match the different forms of the quadratic function with the parent function and…Continue
This lesson has 3 handouts that I use to summarize the big ideas on graphing quadratic functions. The first handout is a sorting activity that asks the students to place each form on the quadratic…Continue
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Here is a link to an article called Let Me Learn My Own Way
This is taken from the ASCD Smart Brief
"Education consultant Jane Kise's recent study showed that learners with different cognitive styles have significantly different approaches to math. But what does this mean for teachers? Kise answers…Continue
Here is a link to an article on Math Anxiety.
I have noticed in my classroom that students with higher levels of anxiety are the also very focused on their grades.
I think the ideas that…Continue
I decided to try out my new video camera and set it up on a little tripod in the back of the classroom while I did an activity with my Algebra 2 class today. It was a very interesting experiment!
I told my students what I was doing, it was for my own personal use and to carry on as usual. Here are some of the observations I made while I was going through the activity:
It kept me really focused on my personal goals for the activity. I was working on wait time, giving clear…Continue
I teach both Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. In our district we spend time in Algebra 2 for review targeted to MME preparation. I was wondering if any other districts spend time preparing their students for the MME.
I concentrated a lot on reviewing geometry topics last year since our students take geometry in 9th grade and algebra 1 in 10th grade. I attended a workshop at the DACTM conference last fall where the presenter said to really review the pythagorean triples and right triangle…Continue