Category Archives: Common Core

Teaching

The article  by Elona at https://elonaschreiner.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/the-one-reason-i-quit-teaching/ 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

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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, hand-built models, Mathematica, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI and HP graphing calculators, and … Continue reading

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Delicious Lessons in Calculus

I gave a Calculus workshop.  The conference was full of hands-on math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a hands-on workshop for pre-calculus/calculus teachers and immediately thought of volume … Continue reading

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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

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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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Academic Honesty in Question

Cheating? Really? Are you positive? Cheating is sometimes a hard call and other times it is not even questionable. Here’s my story: One day I decided once to give my students extra time on an exam the next day because … 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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