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Laurie Baker-Worthington

middle school teacher, twitter newbie, math nerd, comic book enthusiast, George Romero fan, George R. R. Martin devotee, beer connoisseur

Is That A Big Number? - Home. First days of school: Mindset discussion/survey with Plickers. Graph-robot_WQWMT.pdf. What is talent.pdf. Desmos Explorations. Where Do I Start? Oh, that's longer than a tweet my friend.

Where Do I Start?

Jim Doherty, @mrdardy to you, recently got a lot of great responses to this (basically) question on Twitter (link to conversation). So I want to archive them someplace. My preservice HS teachers have a pretty good collection, but maybe I should think how I use them. The lists below are in order of how frequently I use them. I'm a weird one, though, so it's not meant to be a ranking on quality. First Day: Zombies in Math Class. Side note: I have a great blogging bully this year to help hold me accountable for sharing with the MTBos community, since blogging is one of the things I do least frequently, regardless of the time of year.

First Day: Zombies in Math Class

But who knows, maybe in this new school year things will be different (and I’ll find time to exercise and not take any work home and get all assessments back to students within a day or two…but I dream). Anyways… Today was the first day back for students and like many of you, I don’t like talking about my website or syllabus or class rules or grading policy or any of that crap on the first day (or ever for that matter, although I’ll get to it sometime this week, or next). Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges.

Improving My Learning Goal Based Assessment Approach Recently, Jon Orr shared his post called We Like Those Stinkin’ Badges that took Alice Keeler‘s idea of Levelling Up and Awarding Badges in her courses and gave it a twist to work with his math classes.

Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges

We Like Those Stinkin' Badges! Gamify your Assessment Recording #mtbos #mathchat #edtech @MathletePearce @Regan_Bio— Jon Orr (@MrOrr_geek) January 12, 2015 After spending most of the day with Jon in Toronto yesterday, I found some time to dig into his take on Alice Keeler’s work. Downloads. Nrich enriching mathematicsSkip over navigation Main menu Search Search by Topic.


Happy Math Equation Day! Every Day Is Mathematics Day!

Happy Math Equation Day!

I’m still having fun with David Coffey’s meme, which started a couple of years ago with this blog post: What’s the point? Make Your Own. CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game. Helpful Hints For Assembling The Octahedron 1415 - Mission Middle School 8th ... First, assemble half of Toshie's Jewel (it kinda looks like a three-colored pyramid).

Helpful Hints For Assembling The Octahedron 1415 - Mission Middle School 8th ...

You will see this SHAPE a lot as you assemble the octahedron... Next, take note of the PATTERN shown below. It kinda looks like a side of the cube we made, except two of the opposite triangles are the same color (in this picture, green) and the other two opposite triangles are different colors (in this picture, red and blue). You will see this PATTERN a lot as you assemble the octahedron... Finally, take note of the PATTERN shown below. Modular Origami 1415 (Sonobe Units) - Mission Middle School 8th Grade Homewor... Asking students to choose their own path and justify it. Cheesemonkey wonders: #TMC14 GWWG: Talking Points Activity – cultivating exploratory talk through a growth mindset activity. This activity is the one I am most excited about bringing to #TMC14 and to the Group Work Working Group.

cheesemonkey wonders: #TMC14 GWWG: Talking Points Activity – cultivating exploratory talk through a growth mindset activity

My intention is to blog more about how this goes during the morning sessions. I also hope that participants will blog more about this too and contribute resources to the wiki. An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks. I have been meaning to blog these for a while.Below you will find the materials that I put together to use throughout my Statistics Unit.

An "Old Math Dog" Learning New Tricks

These are the learning targets that I used: I will be honest with you all, dear readers. I pretty much had to create stuff from scratch. I have pulled some problems from various places on the interwebs, but I could not tell you where stuff came from. I don’t have many activities here. Standards-Based Grading. When Math Happens Leave a comment.

Standards-Based Grading

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Standards-Based Grading. Illustrative Mathematics. Free apps list. Teacher Report Card - Google Forms. 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015. 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go? This is, strangely, not a frequent topic for us.

But what if that’s not your bag? This is the reality that, if statistics don’t mislead, most of you face on a daily basis. The Need for Authenticity In Math Class. If you’re like me, you have grown tired of seeing the same scenario playing out over and over again in your math class. A student who is obviously struggling to grasp a new concept blurts out the question: “why do we have to learn this anyway?.” This question is usually immediately followed by the statement: “this is stupid.” The student then slouches over puts their head on the desk and you are left to attend to a situation in which you are struggling to reactivate the learner to try to complete the problem.

After some pleading and motivating talk, the student reluctantly re-engage themselves in the task only to meet another difficulty a few minutes later and the scenario is played out again. 2015 UM2TO Math-a-thon Problems. Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks. Responding to Student Progress. One area where I need a lot of growth is responding to the progress of my students. Specifically, what are the next steps after I’ve identified the level of understanding in certain concepts?

I recently decided to tackle this challenge during our review days for the state assessment. The goal was to review the most tested concepts, but I also wanted the kids to work on their biggest struggle areas. I began the process by consolidating all of the data from concept quizzes throughout the year. Goals and Changes. NCTM Brain Teasers. Sliding Triangle The triangle at left lies on a flat surface and is pushed at the top vertex. The length of the congruent sides does not change, but the angle between the two congruent sides will increase, and the base will stretch. Initially, the area of the triangle will increase, but eventually the area will decrease, continuing until the triangle collapses. Stick Pick.

CCSS MATH. Worksheets. One Example of a “Bad Hint” A couple of weeks ago during the Sunday night #probchat on Twitter the topic of hints came up. (You can read the whole conversation at Storify.) A Comprehensive Guide of Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom. We Use Math. Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project. Common Core Problem Based Curriculum Maps. The following Problem Based Learning (PrBL) curriculum maps are based on the Math Common Core State Standards and the associated scope and sequences. The problems and tasks have been scoured from thoughtful math bloggers who have advanced our practice by posting their materials online. MTBoS - Time To Set The Hook... Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching - Mathematics Enhancement Progr... Resourceaholic.

MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching. How I Teach - Podcasts. Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere. This week: Ask someone how they stay organized in the MTBoS.Choose a way to stay on top of your blog reading.Choose a way to stay on top of your Twitter.Comment on this post about what you’ve set up. So you’re reading blogs! You’re tweeting! Awesome. Secondary resources, secondary revision, secondary worksheets, lesson plans, ... Global Math Department. Mathedout. Desmos Classroom Activities.

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements. Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer. Tanenbaum Lesson Plans. Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer. Guinea Pigs (My students evaluate 4 math practice sites) 10 useful tools for assessment with tech. Technology gives students lots of options for demonstrating their learning via assessments. Here are 10 tools to empower them. How to Use Handwriting in Google Documents. Estimation 180 - Home. Mr. B's Blog: I Volunteer as Tribute: The Final HSCN. The arena set, the districts formed, the Capitol ready. Sounds like the beginning of the Hunger Games, doesn't it? This was the staging for the final HSCN: The Math Hunger Games.

Common Core Performance Tasks... and zombies - Home. Open Middle - Challenging math problems worth solving. A teacher-led mini-conference at NCTM. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. Teach Like A PIRATE Day 3. Math Survey – Students. I am taking Justin Lanier’s call to action from his talk “Beyond Beauty” at the Global Math Department. I posted over the weekend about the results of my survey of teachers and staff at my school. Meme Generator. The Fastest Meme Generator on the Planet.

Easily add text to images or memes. Random Picker. Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks. Illuminations. 30-maths-starters.pdf. Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time.

Visual Patterns - 1-20. Math. A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills. Maths Resources - @Taylorda01. Welcome! Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Classcraft Introductory Webinar - 2015-01-21 on Vimeo.

Week of Inspirational Math. Dystopia v Utopia.doc. Math = Love. This is what a Twitter guide would look like if Dr. Seuss wrote it. SolveMe Puzzles. Secondarymaths - daily GCSE revision. Classcraft – Make learning an adventure. 7 Billion…and Growing [May 2015] - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Browse All - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. Mr. J.'s Journal: Teachers Aren't Superheroes: True or False? Welcome to Star Wars in the Classroom. CUE 2015 Annual Conference: Schedule. Explain Everything on iOS: Inserting objects (on iPad) on Vimeo. Free Technology for Teachers. Would You Rather… Ww2.wyrmath. MVA Viking Teachers - Badge List. Desmos Bank. Try Knowledgehook's FREE Gameshow Assessment Tool! Everything Is Linear (Or, the Ballad of the Symbol Pushers) My #MTBoS Blog Roll. Adventures in Middle School Mathiness.

Talking Points as End of School Survey.