Well, the Algebra students had made catapults out of tongue depressors, rubber bands, and spoons to start out our Quadratic unit a few weeks back. So, when it came to Math 8's jump in to Data and Measures of Central Variations, I wobbled back and forth.... scoops of M&Ms (previous year's activity) or accuracy of... Continue Reading →

# Seriously, You believe this about Math?!!!

First weeks are over, grades are set for the "progress report" period, and now I'm looking through the answers to "What is Math" page that my students replied to at the beginning of the year thanks to Sara VanDerWerf's blog post. A couple ideas were collected. The first is pictures of students' thoughts about mathematics.... Continue Reading →

# #MTBos or #iteachmath — Change is hard (for me)

The other day, a math guru of our time, Dan Meyer made a suggestion that rocked the world of math educators and my world by suggesting that we change our hashtag #MTBos to #iteachmath. I was livid, I was hot. Who was he to want to change things?!!! I had worked hard to remember... Continue Reading →