Category Archives: Algebra

Visual: SMP-5 Use Appropriate Tools Strategically #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can use appropriate tools strategically. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5) Level 4: I can communicate details of how the chosen tools added to the solution pathway strategy using descriptive notes, words, … Continue reading

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SMP5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can use appropriate tools strategically. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what are appropriate tools in the context of what … Continue reading

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A lesson in making use of structure from/with @jmccalla1

Jeff McCalla, Confessions of a Wannabe Super Teacher, published some really good thinking about collaboration vs. competition.  In his post, he describes challenging his learners to investigate the following: Which of these product rules could be used to quickly expand … Continue reading

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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

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Visual: SMP-1 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 SMP-1: Make sense of problems and persevere #LL2LU, I wondered how we might display … Continue reading

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#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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