Category Archives: Algebra

#NCSM14 Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up #LL2LU

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Formative Assessment that Builds Confidence and Skill – #NspiredatT3

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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Feedback a la positivity – examples

A colleague messaged me privately concerning the “positivity trip” I’m on in my posts.  While I don’t care for the word used, I’ll quote the question. There you go again, Jill.  I’m gonna ask one more time. Aren’t you concerned … Continue reading

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Flexibility and adaptability: partial-quotients algorithm

How do we teach flexibility, adaptability, and multiple paths to success? How do we teach collaboration and taking the path of another? Last Friday, I had an opportunity to teach my school’s 5th graders.  The lesson was on long division … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Mathematical Communication at an early age

When my daughter was learning to talk, we coached her in the moment.  When she exclaimed “Mommy, I eat-ed the whole thing!,” we countered with “you ate the whole thing!” Right there in the moment, we offered feedback and correction. … Continue reading

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Data collection from TSA…Can we transfer to school?

Here’s the final product right before the TSA representative collected it from me: So, there is an error. Could I use this picture to offer our learners an opportunity for error analysis? Could this picture be used to discuss communication … Continue reading

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Have you signed up for EDUC115N: How to Learn Math? (it’s free)

Have you signed up for Jo Boaler’s online course, How to Learn Math, a free 8-session online course from Stanford University beginning on July 15? Do you hope to help learners enjoy and learn math? Do you wish you had more tools … Continue reading

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#MICON13: Leading Learners to Level Up – or Ask; Don’t Tell

How might we design assessments that teach, support questioning, and motivate learning?  How might we bright spot or highlight what learners know rather than what they do not know? What if we design and transform assessments, non-graded assessments, to offer … Continue reading

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Ask; Don’t Tell: Listen to Learn and Assess – #nspiredatT3

At T³, Sam and I also facilitated a 90-minute session titled Ask, Don’t Tell: Listen to Learn and Assess.  Here’s the program description and our simple agenda. Ask, Don’t Tell: Listen to Learn and Assess Can we merge diagnostic and formative … Continue reading

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Art of Questioning reflection – #NspiredatT3

My previous post shared the lesson plan for our 4 hour Art of Questioning session at T³. I want to share what actually happened, my reflections and what I learned. We used Skype so that Grant Lichtman could join us and … Continue reading

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