August 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Technology to start the year

I wanted to quickly say that I have purchased some software that will hopefully make it easier for me to create worksheets throughout the year. You can check out a 30-day demo at ; I hope this helps me save some time throughout the year and I figured if I wrote something now that would spur me to write another post about it later in the year.


P.S. If any of you out there are adept at using… Continue

Added by Sean Karsten on August 31, 2010 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

A New Year

Wow! I simply cannot believe that another school year is about to start! After attending the AFA summer sessions, I have had an opportunity to reflect on the Shapes of Algebra lesson and discuss how to use this lesson with my colleagues. Ahhhhh...... good times were had by all!

I know the push has been to implement Shapes of Algebra in the first couple of weeks of school, but the summer is pretty rough on those math brains, and the MEAP comes up rather quickly. I tried the…

Added by Beverly George on August 30, 2010 at 9:41pm — 3 Comments

ACT Math

I am back in the saddle again after 10 years as a librarian. My classes this year contain half juniors so I would like to spend about ten minutes each day reviewing content that they will need to know in order to do well on their ACTS. Has anybody put together anything in the form of a 5 question warmup or know of any materials out there already in print that I could use?

Added by Jane Agren on August 18, 2010 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments

Looking for advice for co-teaching in mathematics

This year I am co-teaching in mathematics for the second time. Last year I was fortunate enough to work with a teacher who I had a previous relationship with. Even with being comfortable with that teacher issues still came up in the classroom (content knowledge, expectations, tolerance for noise level, etc), but we figured we would have years to work the kinks out of our professional working relationship. HOWEVER, as you can undoubtedly anticipate she has a different placement this upcoming… Continue

Added by Patricia Ragsdale on August 18, 2010 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Cooperation Appointments

Name Clock for Grouping.pdf

Hi all. Here is the template for Cooperation Appointments I use. I have two rules I tell students.

1) You may only sign your name once on another students clock

2) You may not refuse anyone, however, you may suggest another time if your time slot is full


  • Some students may need to…

Added by Scott Rowland on August 12, 2010 at 11:16am — No Comments

Common core documents

I've attached three document that look at the common core:

The common core itself: CCSSI_Math Standards.pdf

A document that aligns the common core to HSCE:


A document that aligns the HSCE to… Continue

Added by Arthur Weiss on August 11, 2010 at 10:24am — 4 Comments

Algebra 1, 2 and geometry as 2 trimester classes

My school is going to trimesters this fall. I am scheduled to teach alg 1, 2, and geometry. Does any school do those classes as 2 trimester classes and if so how did you split up the concepts? In otherwords what do you teach during 1st trimester and what do you teach 2nd trimester

Added by Denise Kay Leonard on August 10, 2010 at 12:37pm — 4 Comments

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