I chose this Mathalicious lesson because we have not used circles enough in my geometry classes. We stared the school year with constructions, but haven't used them much this semester and I wanted them to recall and extend prior learning. I also wanted students to gain more experience modeling real world scenario's with mathematics & … Continue reading Day 155 & 156: The Triplets of Cellville
Today was so fun! We did a warm up reviewing Pythagorean theorem, then as a class, we worked through finding the dimensions of the 55" television at the beginning of act 2. Students then worked in small groups to answer and discuss whether an 80" TV is really more then double the area of a … Continue reading Day 85: Viewmongus Awesomesauce
This was rough. I noticed that when I get frustrated, I push students harder & talk more, meaning that they learn less & I get exhausted & more frustrated. They did well with act 1, but then it fell apart. I need to shut up and give them time to think and trust that they … Continue reading Day 84: starting Viewmongus
Warning: this post makes a lot more sense if you are looking at the Mathalicious lesson, Face Off. I worked through this activity prior to the start of class and thought that the geogebra files may impede students understanding of what they are measuring & why. I also knew we would not get to this … Continue reading Day 69: Starting Transformations unit: Face off by Mathalicious
I let students choose between "Cover me" & "Chain Effect" I gave as little direction as I could tolerate & they worked hard on it today. We only worked on it in class for 1 day. They were shocked that I allowed them to use their cell phones to call local pizzarias & find out … Continue reading Day 67: Mathalicious project choice
I wanted to expose my Geometry students to linear equations in context after realizing that they are weak in linear equations on our "Throwback Thursday" warm ups. We worked through Mathalicious' Domino Effect. I helped a lot in act 1, but not at all in act 2. It took 2 class periods.