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Category Archives: Algebra
Visual: Encouraging mathematical flexibility #LL2LU
From Jo Boaler’s How to Learn Math: for Students: People see mathematics in very different ways. And they can be very creative in solving problems. It is important to keep math creativity alive. and When you learn math in school, if a teacher … Continue reading
Visual: SMP1 Make sense of problems and persevere #LL2LU
What if we display learning progressions in our learning space to show a pathway for learners? After Jennifer Wilson (Easing the Hurry Syndrome) and I published SMP1: Make sense of problems and persevere #LL2LU, I wondered how we might display … Continue reading
#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
#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
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
Posted in Algebra, Ask Don't Tell, Assessment, Grading, Questions
Tagged #AskDon'tTell, #LL2LU, assessment, Nspire, positivity
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Flexibility and adaptability: partialquotients 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
Posted in Algebra, Connecting Ideas, Questions
Tagged adaptability, flexibility, long division, partialquotients
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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 eated the whole thing!,” we countered with “you ate the whole thing!” Right there in the moment, we offered feedback and correction. … Continue reading
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
Posted in Algebra, Connecting Ideas, Learning, MathScience Connections, Questions, Time
Tagged data, data collection, PBL, real world math, Synergy, time study, TSA
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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 8session 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
Posted in Algebra, Learning, Questions, Teachnology
Tagged How to Learn Math, Jo Boaler, online learning
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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, nongraded assessments, to offer … Continue reading
Posted in 21st Century Learning, Algebra, Assessment, Connecting Ideas, Grading, Learning, Presentations
Tagged #MICON13, Anne Conzemius, Dan Rothstein, Grading and Learning, Grant Lichtman, Jan O'Neill, Karin Morrison, Luz Santana, Make just one change, Making Thinking Visible, Mark Church, Ron Ritchhart, SMART goals, Susan Brookhart, The Falconer
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