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And the Grammy Winner is…..

Ruben and the 7B swag team!  Probability!!  It all started actually a couple of years ago, 3 to be exact, when some of my students made an instructional video complete with original song parody “It’s raining numbers”.  This school year, 2013-2014, … Continue reading

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Are Barbie’s Legs too long? Understanding Scale Factor

We have been deep into a unit on ratio, rate and proportions. The students have been studying proportions in tables, graphs and equations. One specific application of unit rates is scale factor. I spent a day in class introducing the … Continue reading

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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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Teaching Tools (Edudemic)

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future Visual Learning Evolved Currencies Personalization Gamification Social Media Game-Based Learning Connectedness Crowdsourcing Project-Based Learning Digital and Physical Merge One source that I find useful to keep me current on new technologies and … Continue reading

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You should be dancing….and finding ties to real life experience!

Dancing Fever! As I prepare for a new school year, a lot of preparation needs to be put into the development of ratio and proportion for the new common core standards in mathematics. I am always on the lookout for … Continue reading

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I just made a new Voki. See it here:

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