Click here to access and comment on the Geometry Planning guide Units: Constructions Congruence Transformations & Similarity Right triangles & Coordinate Proof Applied Trigonometry & Solids Circles In the spirit of Geoff Krall's Problem Based Curriculum Maps, I attempted to organize my geometry curriculum and learning targets along with associated activities, tasks & lessons. In order … Continue reading Geometry Planning Guide
Debate – Chris Luzniak & Mattie Baker “My claim is _____, my warrant is _____ .” Structures: Chalk Talk: Posters with questions on them, students respond by writing, no talking allowed. Talking points: read more here Debate! Argument = claim + warrant Soapbox debate: provide class with a debatable prompt, and a minute to think. Then … Continue reading Twitter Math Camp 2016: Get Uncomfortable
I've tried to explain why AngLegs are a must have for high school geometry and should not only be considered a tool for younger students. Here is an example of how I find them indispensable in teaching triangle congruence. This lesson is adapted from MARS: Evaluating Conditions for Congruency. "Ok class, you are sitting in pairs and at … Continue reading Analyzing Triangle Congruence with AngLegs
We have a homeroom period for 40 minutes after lunch every day, we call it Puma period (our mascot). Students of all grades are assigned randomly to a teacher when they come to the school. The goal is to have very mixed groups of students from a variety of backgrounds, achievements and grades in each class. … Continue reading Puma Period: Supporting Executive Function Development
Tuesday, January 12th 2016 4:30 am: Wake up before my alarm and turn it off. 5:00 am: grade in my pj's 6:00 am: Still dark out, 10 degrees F, Run 6 miles with my 2 standard poodles. 7:00 am: Quick! Shower, dressed, feed the dogs, get to school! 8:00 am: Staff meeting (Kid Talk) 8:45 … Continue reading A Day in the life of a Math Teacher
I, Lisa Bejarano, resolve to blog in 2016 in order to open my classroom up and share my thoughts with other teachers. I hope to accomplish this goal by participating in the January Blogging Initiative hosted by Explore MTBoS. You, too, could join in on this exciting adventure. All you have to do is dust off your … Continue reading MTBoS Blogging Intiative
The way teachers structure their grading sets a culture for the class and communicates what the teacher values. As a teacher, It is important to think about the reasoning behind the grading decisions you make. If you do not accept assignments beyond a due date (or deduct points for late work), you may be communicating … Continue reading How do we know what they know?