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Cell Phone Plan Lesson

Started this discussion. Last reply by jodi modrzynski Jul 7, 2011. 3 Replies

Attached is an activity on choosing the best cell phone plan.  Students are required to make a cost chart for each plan, find a mathematical equation for each plan and graph each plan on a coordinate…Continue

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Movie in math class....

Started May 12, 2011 0 Replies

  As we enter the last part of the year and students tend to lose focus, sometimes we need a break from the day to day grind of the math concepts and learn about some of the history of mathematics. …Continue

Standards based grades

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Karsten Mar 10, 2011. 4 Replies

 We have all had students that want to "retake" a quiz.  However, after talking with a student the other day about this process, the student confided that he had done nothing to fix his previous…Continue

Exponents: Learning from the pattern...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Thelen Mar 9, 2011. 1 Reply

I use a chart to help students see the patterns developed when looking at negative exponents.  The attached document is what I use to present the concept of zero exponent and negative…Continue

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 8:33am 2 Comments


I just finished reading the book "Focus" by Mike Schmoker.  It it a great book for any curriculum, not just math. 


The first part of the book explores general teaching strategies and the importance of keeping things simple, providing clarity and prioritizing the curriculum. 


The second half of the book explores different curriculum areas: English, Social Studies, Science and Math.  Obviously, I concentrated on the math section of the second part.  The…


Using "clickers" in the classroom...

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

This past summer our district installed Promethean Boards in all the math classrooms (10 rooms). In addition, our school received 4 sets of ActivExpression Classroom Response systems (32 untis in a set). These units are handheld devices that each student uses wirelessly at their desk. They can input numerical answers, choose multiple choice answers, text in 140 characters, choose "yes" or "no" or "true" or "false" and also use a Likert scale. When we first received these devices, I did not use… Continue

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