Category Archives: Writing In Math

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 97 – A Discussion of Quadrilaterals

I began class with an image similar to this, and asked students to share with a neighbor all characteristics these shapes have in common. They stated them all … All have 4 sides, all are quadrilaterals, they all have 4 … Continue reading

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Day 52/53/54 – Graphing Stories

We took some more time today on interpreting graphs and “graphing stories”. Dan Meyer has created a series of 15 second videos that allow students to describe events graphically. This is graphingstories.com and it was exactly what I was looking … Continue reading

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Day 40/41 – Writing Steps of Equations/Review

Yesterday the students worked on solving equations.  This was all review, except for the new concept of DECIMALS being involved.  For homework I had the students solve four basic decimal equations on one column, and on the other, give a … Continue reading

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