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Day 5 – End of first week – OR – all the things I thought I would talk about

August 9, 2015


Week one down. Day 5 of 180 down. Or, as people who apparently hate the jobs OR people who love counting things (I have long suspected is a math person at heart, no matter how much they try to bury it deep down)…175 days to go! This week was way more fun than I thought it would […]

Day 4: Week of Inspirational Math (day 3); introducing Forms in Classroom

August 7, 2015


Math 1 Day 3 of’s Week of Inspirational Math was my favorite of all of them! I interacted with them almost all day. I won’t be doing the last two days of it though; I have four days of training coming up this month, so I want to get the students started in more […]

Day 1 – Madness as expected… for Day 2

August 4, 2015


I wrote about how I wanted Day 1 to go in my head here. So…how close was reality to the voices in my head? Mostly good. The best plan that worked all day: @GWaddellNVHS’ high fives. My hallmate (the physics teacher was doing it with me) and I got complimented by the brand-new (as in: we […]

#TMC15 — Day 1.5

July 24, 2015


I tried to publish this yesterday. I also tried to kill my iPad after some torture. We are under construction and I am avoiding taking out my laptop because of the dust. So here it is…but with a different ending. Wow. I feel like I was with my tribe today. This is a really great […]

German Tank Experiment

January 4, 2015


I tried to use the German Tank Experiment multiple times. It was an epic fail the first time, because the students can Google the actual experiment and get the answer in, as my daughter would say, “point 31678” seconds. So I modified it to a different number, after explaining the historical context (basically, I use […]

Out with the old, in with the new…

December 23, 2014


I’m reinventing the wheel next semester. Again, as in “every semester since I started teaching”…<mumble> years ago. Does anyone else do this besides me? Fall semester has been interesting: a new seven-period day the end of Geometry (as a specific class, not a general subject), but I get to dust it off from seven years […]

The first week…

August 9, 2014


Whew! As anyone who has ever taught knows, the first week seems to be more about controlling chaos. Herding cats. Getting everyone to where they need to go when they need to be there. And we get to meet our new children. If we’re lucky, we get to see some of our old children. I […]