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Secondary File Cabinet #2

All things Desmos Familiarize yourself with what is possible – The Desblog – start here http://blog.desmos.com/ Teacher Resorces  https://teacher.desmos.com/ Desmos Activity builder https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/ Graphing Calculator (or 4 function or scientific)  https://www.desmos.com/ Desmos Tutorials http://learn.desmos.com/ Desmos Professional Development Resources http://learn.desmos.com/pd-ideas                                  a social studies example:… Continue reading Secondary File Cabinet #2

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Secondary File Cabinet #1

How to review without boring them (and you) to tears Here is a compilation of resources from around the web for spicing up your review activies. Enjoy! Trashketball http://mrorr-isageek.com/solve-crumple-toss-trashketball/ Math around the room https://crazymathteacherlady.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/what-is-problems-around-the-room/ Vertical non permanent surfaces http://slamdunkmath.blogspot.com/2014/08/vertical-non-permanent-surfaces-and.html?m=1 (scroll down to graphic about anxiety vs boredom and red headings) Choice Cards https://twitter.com/TypeAMathLand/status/786302702355488769 Hint Cards… Continue reading Secondary File Cabinet #1

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Base-Ten Blocks, Area Models and Multi-Digit Multiplication

This video provides a glimpse at using Base-Ten Blocks and Area Models to help build the conceptual understanding of Multi-Digit Multiplication. There are some great strategies and some powerful insight into supporting student thinking and understanding, especially with the second part of the standard that asks students to “illustrate and explain”. Grade 4; 4.NBT.5: “Multiply… Continue reading Base-Ten Blocks, Area Models and Multi-Digit Multiplication

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Moments from our 8th Grade Summer Math Academy (part 4)

In John Hartsburg’s class, students are up at boards working equations on number lines. Working on the number line emphasizes the meaning of equality and “undoing” in a way that just writing steps of algebra work into papers sometimes misses.  In addition, John uncovers interesting number sense issues as students explain their thinking. The problem:… Continue reading Moments from our 8th Grade Summer Math Academy (part 4)

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Moments from our 8th Grade Summer Math Academy (part 3)

A few doors down in the classroom of Pam Cruz I find  a different use for visual patterns. (visualpatterns.org)  She also begin with pattern 2. After a little discussion about whether the pattern is increasing or decreasing, Pam moves students to a table to examine the way the figures are changing.  Pam asks the students how… Continue reading Moments from our 8th Grade Summer Math Academy (part 3)