Monthly Archives: September 2012

Math Lesson Plans 3: “Tweet for two…and two for tweet”

Students in the middle school grades have a difficult time understanding exponents. I use an activity to demonstrate exponential growth, to show them how exponentiation grows rapidly. Anytime that a lesson can be related to the real world, and more … Continue reading

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Race to the Top and the start of a new school year

Tomorrow is the first day of a new school year. This year, the students will not be arriving until Thursday; normally the students start the second day. This has traditionally been an exciting time, with both teachers and students ready … Continue reading

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