Barbie Zip Line Inspiration from Matt, John, and Jedidiah helped me shape my Barbie Zip Line task today. Whenever I prepare new tasks for my students, I have been trying to keep mathematical modeling, student ownership/creativity, performance tasks, and openness in the back of my mind. That's a lot, right? Plus, there's a hundred other little things, but let's focus on the list above. Barbie Zipline for Pythagorean Theorem Math and Science classes could have been sponsored by Mattel this year with all the Barbie involved! You can read about our super fun Barbie Bungee adventures here or over at my awesome partner science teacher's blog where we dropped Barbie from the top of the football stadium bleachers. After doing Barbie Bungee with our students this year for scatter plots, we leaked the plans that we would also be doing Barbie Zipline. Students had really been looking forward to this and as soon as they saw the unit divider for their notebooks was Pythagorean Theorem, they erupted with excitement and questions!
World Famous from The Teacher's Corner You must have an OLD browser. The old crossword maker doesn't allow all of the new features like cool fonts, adding images, shadows, special colors, and much more coming in the furture like saving, and being playable online. You can upgrade your browser to IE 9+ or better yet, get the Google Chrome browser and enjoy all of those great features. Not convinced? You can go to the old version by clicking choosing it below. 2 reasons crosswords will not generate: Daily Activities or Choice Board Template for Google Slides This new template for Google Slides for education is for you to use for daily activities or to create a choice board for your students. Choice boards have been a life saver for me, I am not an educator myself, and sometimes I run out of ideas or activities for my daughter to work on during this very particular time where we are confined home. And I must give a HUGE shout out to Karly Moura because, among a million things, she created the eLearning 4 everyone site, filled with goodies for educators and parents!
Mysite Public speaking and leadership... Did you know that Mathematics can be found hidden in both of these? Find out how in Thomas Moore's keynote titled 'Hidden Figures' which he gave at the District 73 Toastmasters Conference in May, 2019. This demonstration of long division always creates that "ahhh" moment. In this video see a formal algorithm for a highly complex skill come to life. Use this technique and you will have your students dividing large numbers in no time!
Dot Card Games – Young Mathematicians Dot cards are a deck of fun cards with different numbers of dots organized in many ways. Dot cards help children practice important early math skills: reciting number words in the correct order, counting with one-to-one correspondence, cardinality, subitizing, and recognizing written numerals. There are lots of ways to play with dot cards! Fraction Talks My original blog post on Fraction Talks can be found here. Fraction Talks are a built around classroom talk and student action. These two principles guide the teacher’s questions, disposition, and facilitation of the activity. The Maze Hundreds Chart - Steve Wyborney's Blog: I'm on a Learning Mission. The Maze Hundreds Chart is a resource that is surprisingly powerful and leads to some very unexpected learning opportunities. Much like The Animated Multiplication Table, this is a free, downloadable resource that will cause you to see an old, familiar chart in some new and surprising ways. Watch the video, download the interactive resource, and then take a look at the next blog post which will feature a variety of types of questions which you may never have been able to ask your students before seeing this resource. NOTE: Because this is a triggered PowerPoint document, it will need to be played in PowerPoint in order to have the interactivity shown in the video. Click here to download The Maze Hundreds Chart