A blog about teaching middle and high school math using interactive notebooks.
glenn blakney's insight:
I have done this on a much smaller and less sophisiticated scale at the Middle School level, and my kids loved it! They love the tactile, they love the real-world aspect, and they love to design their own space. It shows the practical application of scale very well and is a far more durable lesson than simple practice problems. The investigation of irregular spaces differentiates the lesson. BTW: I've used the "I'm a teacher" line many times to get all kinds of things for my classroom.
Michael's Math Mistakes, Andrew's Estimation 180, and Dan's latest Graphing Stories made me think about creating a site that features visual patterns in which students are invited to figure out an equation for each one.
Thank you to Dan Meyer for this great task idea and to Patrick Honner for the fun tweets on equilateral triangles.Act One is this video which asks for a ranking of how well each teacher had drawn his equilateral triangle.But as soon as I saw the...
The snapshots help me remember the segments of my day. The last picture, however, is from my Google search for "triangle thong." 6:00 Alarm goes off, I kill another 10 minutes in bed. Make lunch for the kids.
Many teachers use Bloom's Taxonomy and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in developing and structuring their teaching & learning experiences. Bloom's Digital taxonomy is an attempt to marry Bloom's revised taxonomy and the key verbs to digital approaches and tools.
I don't see dead people but I see rectangles all the time. The first time I saw a multiplication fact, like 3 x 5, as a rectangular array was after I'd graduated from college. And because I was so very late to this game, I thought drawing...