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Teaching
The article by Elona at https://elonaschreiner.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/theonereasoniquitteaching/ is very well written and could be so many of our stories including mine. The only difference – I had over 30 years of being able to connect and teach without the over use … Continue reading
Posted in Common Core, Math Education
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My New Favorite Calculus App!
I was a Calculus teacher for years and I was always looking for ways to provide better visualization of concepts for students. I used colored chalk on the chalkboard, handbuilt models, Mathematica, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI and HP graphing calculators, and … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Math Modeling, Technology
Tagged calculus, iPad, iPhone, Math, Math Modeling, Mobile App, PreCalculus, technology, transformation, translation, volume
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Delicious Lessons in Calculus
I gave a Calculus workshop. The conference was full of handson math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a handson workshop for precalculus/calculus teachers and immediately thought of volume … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, Math Modeling, SMART Board, Technology
Tagged activities, calculus, crosssections, Food, handson activity, Math, Math Modeling, technology
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Tellagami – Think of the Possibilities….
While on Twitter I recently learned about the Tellagami App and immediately I started thinking about how much fun it would be for students while allowing them to create ways to share their learning. Formative and summative assessments might just … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged art, assessment, Language Arts, Math, Mathematics, Mobile App, Music, Science, Social Studies, technology
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Real Math + Students = Engagement
Students always ask, “When are we ever going to use math?” They often say, “I don’t need math for the job I want.” As teachers, we know that almost all jobs use math. This assignment helped my students realize that math was everywhere and … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, Technology
Tagged applications, Real math, video, videos
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My Message to Parents about The MYTH of “I’m Bad at Math”
I just read, The Myth of “I’m Bad at Math”: Basic ability in the subject isn’t the product of good genes, but third work. By Miles Kimball and Noah Smith (Oct. 28, 2013) and it brought me back to a newsletter … Continue reading
Twitterverse – You’ve changed my world!
It’s been 1 year since I’ve been actively using Twitter and made it a part of my PLN (Personal Learning Network). Here’s what I’ve done to extend my PLN, keep learning, and start giving back to teachers and the teaching profession … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Technology
Tagged Connected Educator, Connected Educator Month, Math, Personal Learning Network, PLN, technology, twitter
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