Category: Algebra II

Thank you Jennifer Fairbanks for starting this #MTBoS2020 blogging challenge! I’m looking forward to reading more blogs this year. And, here goes my first post of the series… There are some real foldable masters out there, and I am not normally one of them. But, I recently created a template that got some “oohs” and […]

“There’s always a feeling of being excited, yet nervous; ready, yet unprepared for the unexpected; organized yet chaotic thinking of a million more things I could still do. But every time I see my why, I know I’m in the right profession.” I wrote this quote at the beginning of the school year and it […]

I am excited for our final project in Algebra II…parabolic solar cookers! After we did an in class investigation of the four different types of conics with play-doh, evaluated the standard equations, and explored the graphs of each, I wondered if there was one more way I could help my students deepen their understanding of conics. So, while sitting on the […]

I completely forgot about a UbD unit I created a few years ago which connects mathematical systems of equations to writing for the English STAAR (I wasn’t able to use it this year due to a calendaring scheduling conflict, so it slipped my mind). I was searching around for some English/Math connections and stumbled upon this unit published […]

I have been thinking a lot about grading, assessment, and the meaning behind these to both teachers and students. I have read Dan Meyer, Daniel Schneider, Educational Leadership, Matt Townsley, and Rick Wormeli while researching and talking with colleagues about mastery and standards based grading (SBG). I really like a lot of the ideas of SBG including more frequent and […]

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 […]