(that aren't a traditional test) This week I decided to be the “fun” teacher and give a project for a summative grade instead of a test. I teach a class that doesn’t have a state test at the end of the year and is a bridge course between Geometry and Algebra 2 to help strengthen … Continue reading Four Ways For Students to Show What They Know
Plus 7 ALTERNATIVES TO USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM TODAY! There. I said it. I don't like Kahoot! and I don't think Kahoot! has a place in the math classroom to practice math skills. Did you read that last part carefully? I don't think Kahoot! should be used to practice math skills. But, why not? I … Continue reading UNPOPULAR OPINION: I DON’T LIKE KAHOOT!
I have been using standards based grading my entire teaching career. And by entire teaching career, I mean my entire 8 years. I'm no expert on standards based grading, but I do know a thing or two about using and implementing this in my classroom. I'm not going to lie to you, I LOVE it … Continue reading STANDARDS BASED GRADING IN THE MATH CLASSROOM
Okay, while I haven't exactly jumped on the Pixel reveal activity bandwagon - (thank you college coding class for ruining that for me forever!) I have stumbled across another form of mystery pictures that has been so awesome for me and my students! These are so cool because you start with the problems side by … Continue reading Now Loading…..Digital Mystery Pictures!
Make your own color by number activity + an algebra 2 color by number freebie on polynomial long & synthetic division!
First day of school should be fun and exciting for both students and teachers! It's a fresh new start for everyone! However, it can often be boring having to go over rules and procedures for the classroom as well as the syllabus. For students, they have 7+ classes where they're being talked at by their … Continue reading Syllabus? More like SILLYabus.
This list is titled "Things You Will Never in a Million Years Hear any Sane Teacher Say in a Non-Sarcastic Manner": "Oh my gosh! End of year state testing time! I can't wait!" "I just loooooove state testing, I think it really shows off ALL the good qualities of my students and everything that they … Continue reading We’re On a Mission…. A mission to Review!
Well here goes nothing... As this school year wraps up, I have decided that to better prepare myself for next year and all future years, I will chronicle everything (or as many things as I can!) that I decide to do and how it works. That way, when this time next year rolls around and … Continue reading And so it begins…
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