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This school year, to no one’s surprise, has been a grind. But I would also say if you think about it, we shouldn’t be surprised innovation has been seen in large amounts too. While some of it was required, other … Continue reading

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Experience First, Formalize Later for Algebra 1 Systems

In January 2020, a friend and I were able to go to a StatsMedic Pop-Up Workshop and see the lessons in action. It was a great Saturday. We were able to see the lessons in action, get some of the … Continue reading

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Making PDFs of Worksheets without a Scanner in Google Drive

I was looking to scan some documents at home and came across this option in Google Drive I hadn’t seen before. After talking with a few tech savvy colleagues (they hadn’t seen it either),  I thought I would share it. To … Continue reading

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Need Help with Privacy During Testing?

A few years ago, I was able to get pentagonal tables in my classroom. I love them 90% of the time. The only time I didn’t was when I was giving a test or quiz. For a few years, I … Continue reading

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Need a Hands-On Way to Introduce Piecewise Functions? Try this.

A friend at work reminded me of this activity today. Charles teaches the Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2 course I taught a few years ago and mentioned how much he liked this. I remembered the impact it had on the kids so … Continue reading

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How Much Would Zero McNuggets Cost?

I promise I will get graphical evidence on this (and probably a worksheet) tomorrow but this is real-life problem is too good to wait. It was one of those nights where there were plans and supper was forgotten about until too … Continue reading

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Some Fun Problems for Your Classroom

Background: As with any profession, you often see the world through that filter. Ever read Math Curse? I’m there all the time (unless we’re spinning things into a reality show). When I see something, I try to quantify things. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A Hack for Reflecting on Lessons

This week I stumbled upon a quick way to do a some reflecting on lessons that quick, easy, and I actually use. Want to skip to the hack? Scroll on down. My teaching schedule has me teaching Algebra the first three … Continue reading

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Reminding Myself that Great Teaching is Simple but Not Easy

This past weekend, one of my sons, two of his aides (B is quadriplegic and needs help getting around) and I had an amazing experience: we were able to go and meet over 100 people who B admires and who work … Continue reading

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Deals on Customized Classroom Supplies

I’ve found a few places online that I’ve used to make customized things for my classroom. For example, the magnets I use for my classroom calendar I designed so I didn’t have to rewrite things, could move them around, etc. … Continue reading

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