Getting to know the folks in your building is important and the start of the school year is a great time to do it. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #14 Know the Staff
Here are some of my thoughts on the annual summer reflection and readjustment process.
Continue reading Reflect and Readjust
Many of set goals for our students but shouldn’t we encourage students to set their own goals for their math learning as well? Here are some ways to support students in the process of setting and revisiting goals in the math classroom. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #13 Students’ Goals
It may seem obvious, but we really should do the problems we assign before we assign them to students. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #12 Do the Problems
Reduced Fat Milk and Milkfat Here’s an activity that my friend Nic Vitale and I wrote for MTMS‘ Math for Real and then found out that they had published something similar (Bu & Marjanovich, 2017) so they decided not to publish our article. It’s funny that Nic contacted me about this situation and we wrote it … Continue reading Percentages and Milk
Here’s a math problem I thought of when I was driving today involving points and lines. Continue reading Points and Lines
In this final post of my miniseries on notes, I look deeper into what a new way of note-taking might entail. I include three guiding principles for my process and the reasons for each of these principles. Continue reading Rethinking Note-Taking
Considering the purpose and process of note taking. Ideas for critical reflections on whether they purpose and process align (or not). Continue reading Aligning the Purpose and Process of Notes
Pondering why we take notes in math class. We need to consider why we ask students to take notes (or not) before we can think of effective ways to create records of what we learn. Continue reading The Purpose of Notes
Introducing a new mini-series on notes and the mathematics classroom. In this series I’ll do a deep dive into answering, but why though?!? in reference to note taking. Continue reading Notes: But Why Though?!?