Category Archives: Math Teaching

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

Day 134 – 135 – STAAR review

More STAAR practice. Starting with old material and will soon get to the most recent material…

Day 132 – How Many Cousins?

We collected more data today so that we would have random numbers to explore mean, median, mode, and range — the measures of central tendency.  I chose a random sampling of students from the class to give us this data. … Continue reading

Day 131 – Collecting Jumping Jack Data

Students came in and read this on the board: Some thought this was somehow an April Fool’s joke… but instead, I wanted them to unknowingly create their own data.  They stretched their arms, their legs, spread around the room, 3..2..1 … Continue reading

Day 122 – Creating Sample Spaces

We reviewed “experimental probability” and played around with sample spaces on the Smartboard.  I gave them several scenarios in which they had to figure out the number of possible outcomes. How many of you have trouble putting together an outfit … Continue reading

Day 120 – Recap of a Visit from Kahoot! / a new lesson: Probability

SXSWedu – visit to Eanes School District in Austin, TX As part of our recent visit to SXSWedu we were lucky to be invited to the Eanes School District, whose teachers do an amazing job implementing digital pedagogies! Whilst there, we … Continue reading

Day 111 – 119: Surface Area and Volume

We spent the 2 weeks leading up to Spring Break working on volume and surface area of prisms and cylinders.  The students continued to use the format of setting up the formula, doing the substitution, and showing the answer. Formula: … Continue reading

Day 83-85 – Say No to Tip Calculators!

Students took a quiz today on the first few sections of percents and their applications.  We have just begun to find percent of a number and tomorrow we will continue with percent proportions.  We use the “is/of = %/100” way … Continue reading