# 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. [UPDATE: I presented a session on Warm up Routines & blogged about it here] Sadie Estrella's Counting Circle because it develops number sense, … 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

# Surface Area Interactive Notes

I gave this sheet to students and had them cut out the nets and use a ruler to measure and calculate the area of each face. Then we folded on the dashed lines and taped only 1 face into our Interactive notes, adding any additional information next to the net. This is one of my … Continue reading Surface Area Interactive Notes

# 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

# The Diamond Building

I adapted Jeff De Varona's Diamond Building lesson into a 3-act task, but instead of having act 3 be a reveal of the actual height, I had students calculate the height a second way to confirm their results. It took 2 short class periods (about 40 mins each) with my struggling students, but it may be able to be … Continue reading The Diamond Building