Claudia Heinrich
• Livonia, MI
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## Claudia Heinrich's Discussions

Started Jun 8

### Quadratic Function Forms Puzzle Map

Started Apr 28

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

Started Apr 28

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

### Problem Solving - TED Video

Started Apr 6

Here is a link to a great video that can be used to support problem solving in any classroom.…Continue

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### Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery

Here is a link to an interesting article on grading practices.Education Week ArticleIt talks about grading practices, what does a grade actually reflect and standards based grading.I thought the aricle was well written and raised some very good points.What does a grade really mean in your classroom? It would be interesting to hear some…See More
Jun 8
Claudia Heinrich favorited Lauraine Navarre's discussion GV PRIME Exploring Quadratic Graphs
May 18
"This is an awesome lesson all ready to print and use.  I really like the way you have the 3 forms of the equation for the flight of the golf ball. Thank you so much for sharing!!"
May 18
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Apr 28
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### Problem Solving - TED Video

Here is a link to a great video that can be used to support problem solving in any classroom.http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions.html In the Masai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he…See More
Apr 6
"Thank you Claudia! I added this lesson to my website for Quadratics (week #26)  Algebra 1 Teachers Hope you are having a great year!"
Mar 24
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### Articles on Learning & Test Preparation

A collection of articles my Dr. Marvin Marshall on LEARNING has recently been published in TEACHERS MATTER by Karen Boyes of New Zealandhere is the link:http://marvinmarshall.com/files/pdf/teachers_matter.pdfI have subscribed to Dr. Marshall's newsletter on Promoting Responsibility and Learning  for several years now and use the methods outlined in his book, Discipline Without Stress, Rewards and Punishment,…See More
Mar 9
"I teach in residential treatment for teens males(grades 6-12) with severe behavioral issues. I have been in this environment for 11 years and this seems to be the first year that my students simply will not do homework. I am very interested to know…"
Mar 3
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### Teaching Probability & Statistics through Game Shows

This is the link to the NCTM website with a 2 part lesson featuring a simulation based on the game show The Price is Right and probability theory.  The lesson has a nice introduction, student activity pages with an answer key provided.  The simulation uses the graphing calculator to simulate tossing dice, but it can easily be done by tossing real dice.I saved a pdf copy of the lesson also.…See More
Feb 23
Claudia Heinrich favorited Sean Karsten's discussion Restricting domain
Feb 12
"I am getting ready to start the unit on exponential functions and will use this lesson again.  I am working on the common core practices so I will have the students do more sharing and explaining their findings."
Feb 11
Feb 11
Claudia Heinrich replied to KC Mowrey's discussion 'Solving Linear Systems'
"This is a nice lesson where students look at a linear system by making a table, making a graph and writing an equation for a real world problem about a dog walking business."
Feb 5
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### Function Families - Algebra 2

I put this together as a beginning of the 2nd semester activity for my Algebra 2 classes.  I wanted the students to become familiar with graphing using the TI-Nspire calculators, work together in groups, review the function families they had studied and preview the functions that were coming up in the new semester.  After they had time to work on the graphs I had each group draw a number and they were responsible for putting their paper under the document camera and presenting their findings. …See More
Feb 5
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### Polyomial Puzzlers

This is an activity that was presented at our last Project Prime session on polynomial functions.There are so many ways that this lesson can be used I am posting the pdf documents and link to the NCTM Illuminations webpage.The website has Learning objectives, materials, instructional plan, assessment options, questions for students, documents ready to use as well as a blank for creating your own puzzles along with instructions.Here is the link to the NCTM Illuminations website:…See More
Jan 28

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## Claudia Heinrich's Blog

### Learning Styles

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 5:07pm

Here is a link to an article called Let Me Learn My Own Way

This is taken from the ASCD Smart Brief

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…

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### Math Anxiety

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 6:11pm

Here is a link to an article on Math Anxiety.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/05/18/31math_ep.h30.html?tkn=PZCCgIX4PjXZW2XdpIIG1LKJMVCQUHHr57gf&cmp=clp-sb-ascd

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…

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### Trying out the new video camera

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:41pm

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…

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### ACT/MME preparation

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:42pm

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…

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Join Algebra for All

At 9:27pm on March 13, 2012, Lee Anna Strawter said…

Thank  you!  I have enjoyed reading your posts  I am in the process of creating a lesson around "March Madness". Any suggestions?

At 12:48pm on May 14, 2011, Lisa Anne Jacobs said…
Claudia- I went to post a blog and I only  saw green and red rooms for WayneRESA... weren't we in the blue room ?