Author Archives: Gretchen Simmerson

About Gretchen Simmerson

Middle School math teacher living in Austin, Texas.

Day 180

Last day! Somehow I missed a few days this month…. but what a wonderful, full year it has been. Ready for summer and http://www.austinalgebra.com ! Advertisements

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The end of the year is quickly approaching ..   We’ve been busy wrapping up curriculum and students are now finishing an Algebra Menu Project.

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Day 152 – Project Presentations and Review

Students finished presenting their Data Collection projects to the class. They then worked on a review for the upcoming test tomorrow.

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Day 151 – Thinglink Interactive Book

A step away from math class today… Another teacher and I have worked on putting together an interactive book created by our National Junior Honor Society and Student council students.  The book was created for their First grade book buddies, … Continue reading

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Day 148 – 150 Data Collection and Graphing Project

To wrap up our “Collecting, Displaying, and Analyzing Data” unit, we started a project today that will continue for the next few days.  Students picked a survey topic and were asked to survey at least 50 people.  They had to … Continue reading

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Day 146-147: STAAR testing

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Day 144 – 145

I was out these days, but students were in good hands with the subs!  They did a final review before STAAR.

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Day 142 – 143: Review Stations Around the Room

We have done this type of review before, but never with so many problems!  To practice for the upcoming STAAR (state test), I posted 54 problems all around the room and in the hallway. These problems were from the released … Continue reading

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Day 137 – 139: NCTM Conference New Orleans

Several of my colleagues and I were fortunate enough to travel to New Orleans for the NCTM 2014 conference. It was amazing to hear so many great presenters.  There were two overall topics that resounded with me: The importance of … Continue reading

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Day 136

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