2017-12-18 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 “2017-12-18 The Power of Visual Models”

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”

2017-09-04 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”

2017-08-28 PDs

This week was the week of Professional Developments (PDs) with my creation and delivery of Interactive Math That’s Meaningful (Horrible Title, I know) and 3 Powerful Math Routines. Each one has some amazing pieces to it that I am very proud of, and both have some areas I do not feel meet my goals. TimeContinue reading “2017-08-28 PDs”

2017-06-02 – Day 23 – Last Day

The combination of working on so many things, being pulled in so many directions meant the beginning of summer was especially important to pull back and refill. The last day of school with students, while I would miss our good times together, I have to admit, I was all like…. Especially considering we have anContinue reading “2017-06-02 – Day 23 – Last Day”

2017-05-17 – Day 7 – Clothesline Math & Goodbyes

Yesterday we spent time making sense of the ideas of Clotheslines Math, and we were able to get a few quick reps in. Today, we dove straight in, students were broken up into groups of four, each person was assigned a job, and the students were tasked with placing the trig functions in their appropriateContinue reading “2017-05-17 – Day 7 – Clothesline Math & Goodbyes”

2017-05-15 – Day 5 – #Sketch50

I almost missed the journey, the idea is called #Sketch50 on Twitter and following various messages. I see the idea more like… which forces you to… And in order to do this, we need to realize… Understanding that I would never spend 50 days drawing different ideas, but knowing that in order to stretch oneselfContinue reading “2017-05-15 – Day 5 – #Sketch50”