2017-09-04 Numberless Word Problems

There are two things that I learned about toward the end of last school year that got me so excited I couldn’t wait to try them, Numberless Word Problems was one of them. One of my #eduheroes, Brian Bushart (@bstockus on Twitter), created this idea some time ago, and I was just learning about them.Continue reading “2017-09-04 Numberless Word Problems”

2017-05-16 – Day 6 – Clothesline Math

Over the weekend I created my first tent series for Clothesline Math. In my Integrated Math 3, I want students to explore the input/output of trig functions and their values from the unit circle. Ideally, students would be interacting to make sense of the relationship between the input/output of trig functions and the connections toContinue reading “2017-05-16 – Day 6 – Clothesline Math”

2017-03-28 On The Spot Ahhhaaaa

Although I have many blog posts on the tarmac ready for lift off, this entry takes special priority as I had a powerful Ahhhha moment that lasted two full periods. Quick background, I have been teaching about trig functions in IM3 and coordinate geometry in 8th-grade math. My IM3 students look similar to Fry fromContinue reading “2017-03-28 On The Spot Ahhhaaaa”

Mission Accomplished

As I publish this reflection, I fear that this moment may turn into something along the lines of another famous moment…. I am very honored to have met #IRL (in real life) the person that inspired this learning goal for me this school year: Having students produce a weekly learnings podcast for public consumption. JoeContinue reading “Mission Accomplished”