Browse All - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Chelsea Cutting from Mount Gambier, South Australia, tells us about the real-world connections her students are able to make after using Illumination resources. Jan Gebert is an Illuminations lesson plan reviewer and instructor of professional and secondary education at East Stroudsburg University. So she definitely knows a thing or two about quality lessons. Illuminations asked her for her favorite out of our 600+ lessons. Deeanna Golden, a teacher of 24 years at F.M. Equations to solve in your head: Is this a joke? How do I love thee? Make a heart using any of the shapes in the PDF file. Can you make a heart with just three shapes? A bowl contains 75 candies, identical except for color. Write 2014 with the first four prime numbers, with the aid of the operations addition, multiplication and exponentiation. If 18 students occupy of the seats in the classroom, how many students would occupy of the seats in the room? If x2 + y2 = 36, xy = 32, what is the positive value of x + y? or
Mrs. Hester's Classroom : Interactive Notebook Well, my students and I have been in quadratic functions for quite a while now! Especially since our EOC testing fell in the middle of it all. I also feel like I did much better job this year with letting them explore/figure out the intricacies before we formalized in their notebooks. So, for example on the "factoring" pages, we spent a day just using algebra tiles to understand what was truly happening and the relationships between the numbers. Then we formalized. All that to say, quadratic functions took a long time! So... here are my notebook pages. Man, as I'm uploading, most are blurry. Our Learning Goals/SBG page. I plan to implement SBG more next year and these pages are allowing me to dabble in the idea without fully committing yet. Investigating a quadratic function for the first time... Focus and Directrix pages from Sarah. The same properties of quadratic functions pages that I did last year. Angry birds and vertex form. Standard Form and a summary page from here.
dy/dan Mr. J.'s Journal: Teachers Aren't Superheroes: True or False? Good Evening! I was reading an article that made the way to me through the grapevine on Twitter. It discussed how teachers are not superheroes, capable of superhuman feats. Instead they are fallible human beings just like everyone else. Here's a link to the article: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... We trained to do what we do. But does that sound like anyone you know??? Where James Harrell takes a misstep is saying that we can't be just a little larger than life. We're not going to get a flashing light in the sky asking us for help. That's what is needed from us as teachers. I'd compromise for the costume. Mr.
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