Month: February 2015

This post has taken me a while to write with several revisions because I just haven’t known how to write it in a way that gives justice to everything I have loved about this assessment. Every time I sit down to write it, a new way to introduce the post races through my head. However, I think […]

We played two different review games this week in Algebra II and Geometry. I gladly give credit to the two blogs hyperlinked throughout this post after seeing my students highly engaged and excited to do math practice with the addition of these two games. The first game is one I call “The Laundry Game” and we played it […]

I am always looking for new review games to use before a quiz or a test. This year, we have played Team-Games-Tournament (TGT) several times and have had great success with student mastery and engagement. This game is a cooperative learning strategy that is discussed further in “The Strategic Teacher” by Silver, Strong, and Perini. […]

Several years ago someone introduced me to this TED talk called “A Performance of ‘Mathemagic.’” I want to leave it here for any teachers who may need a time filler after testing, an opener/closure to a lesson, or just the general public who want to be amazed. I could watch this over and over again…and […]

I’m getting really excited for a new idea the world history teacher and I have been brainstorming for a few weeks. We are working to intertwine some math content when he teaches Eurasian Empire power scale timelines. He came to me with this thought that math could somehow be modeled in the drawings and as soon […]

We just finished a 3 week long interdisciplinary unit on nuclear energy. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the same core sophomore teachers for the past three years. We have grown together personally which I think in turn has had a positive effect on our students learning (supported by The Washington […]

I am starting off blogging by sharing one of my favorite projects that I created with my dean a few years ago. After attending a conference at Southwest Research Institute, I got inspired to do a project that would help students connect their learning of quadratics to the real world. I decided to make it […]