20171218 The Power of Visual Models

A Twitter friend (I cannot recall at time of posting) posted this problem out for others to solve and/or showcase how to explain how to solve it for students. As I love problem solving and those sorts of challenges, I jumped on this to make sense of the problem and to see if I couldContinue reading “20171218 The Power of Visual Models”

2017-11-27 CM-C You There

I am excited about being able to represent the amazing Cue organization at California Math Council CMC as I have been honored to be a speaker on mathematics and technology. My 90-minute session was selected too late to make it into the actual printed version, but I was on the app schedule. Last year, IContinue reading “2017-11-27 CM-C You There”

2017-11-20 Performance Anxiety

Although we started this journey to improve our district’s abysmal SBAC scores, we were really searching for ways students could learn. This is an abridged version of our story to this date. I believe that we, the teachers, want what is best for kids and are trying our hardest to make that happen. Extra dutiesContinue reading “2017-11-20 Performance Anxiety”

2017-10-30 Fall Cue Review

Thursday was an incredibly long day, I arrived at work an hour early for some awesome co-planning and co-teaching of a lesson in 7th grade mathematics. After rocking the long day at work, I changed clothes at work before heading to another city to teach an induction class in content specific (mathematics) to secondary teachers.Continue reading “2017-10-30 Fall Cue Review”

2017-10-23 3 Lessons to Creating Student Authors of Mathematics

A series of three lessons that sparks curiosity, inspires learning, and promotes literacy.

2017-10-16 What a Week

Returning from Northern California this past weekend, I was thinking about all the challenges that we had to accomplish this week with a mixture of dread and excitement. Monday The week began with the implementation of my newest game created around the 4.MD.3 standard. The game also involves six other standards interlaced within the cluesContinue reading “2017-10-16 What a Week”

2017-09-18 Published 1st Article

Near the end of July, I received a random email message from someone associated with Edutopia….I thought to myself that either this is one of my friends playing a practical joke on me or this email was sent to me by accident. The email asked if I would be willing to write an article onContinue reading “2017-09-18 Published 1st Article”

2017-09-11 Coding a Newsletter Template

A journey from last year that I really enjoyed doing was creating a monthly newsletter that indicated the successes we were having as a district mathematically speaking. While I enjoyed creating the newsletter, I was never happy with the design, and always thinking about how I could make it better. Well I went from usingContinue reading “2017-09-11 Coding a Newsletter Template”

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”