Category Archives: Algebra

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

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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

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Read a Test to Students without Saying a Word!

I’ve always thought there would be some very cool educational applications for QR codes.  I’ve make QR scavenger hunts that are fun for students while being great learning activities.  There is an example of a Quadrilateral Properties Scavenger Hunt Activity … Continue reading

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What’s Math Got to do with it? – Video/Writing Assignment

Students always ask, “What jobs use math?” “When are we ever going to use math?” We know that the answer is almost all of them. However, when I started teaching, it became more important to have examples to share with students. As … Continue reading

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Solve this: 1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+1/32+…=? and more with a piece of paper!

Students love to be able to solve hard problems (contrary to popular beliefs) and as a visual/hands-on learner, I loved this problem and the hands-on way of solving it.  Many of my students have taken this problem home to challenge … Continue reading

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Inexpensive & Versatile Whiteboards

As a classroom teacher, learning was always most important and time often was the enemy.  Passing things out and gathering them back at the end of class was too time-consuming, even if it only takes a couple of minutes.  It … Continue reading

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A Sweet Treat for your HS Math Class

A basic premise of science is that much of the physical world can be described mathematically and that many physical phenomena are predictable.  This was part of the scientific revolution that took place in Europe during the late 1500’s.  So, … Continue reading

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