Filing cabinet of Warm Up Activities

There are so many great class opener activities that I decided I need a place to document them all so that I can make sure I'm am choosing the best tasks for my students. I wrote an article on ways to use Warm Up Routines in the Winter of 2017 Here is an (editable) copy of … Continue reading Filing cabinet of Warm Up Activities


Squares, Area & The Pythagorean theorem

After a few days working on surface area, I wanted to challenge my students and address the standard listed below by with a task that applied area in a different context. I debated about using this task because I couldn't envision how I would engage students and encourage them to persist in proving that a … Continue reading Squares, Area & The Pythagorean theorem

Introducing Surface Area with Pop Box Design

After sharing this activity on last nights Global Math Department meeting (recording here), I thought I should also post it here. I came across the Pop Box Design task developed by Timon Piccini and knew it would be a good fit for my students. My students needed to understand surface area, not just be able to … Continue reading Introducing Surface Area with Pop Box Design