I have been trying to use CPM's new Precalculus textbook as a guide for my pre-calculus class. During my planing period, I opened to the next lesson to try to put together a plan for my upcoming class. I only had about one hour to prepare for this class period. This was the opening prompt: Gerrit wants … Continue reading Two Kinds of Simplicity
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
It is our Holiday break & I should be planning for the Intro to Computer Programming class that I'll be teaching starting in 2 weeks. Problem is, I don't really know how to code. I can write simple programs in a TI-84, and I wrote some C++ & Matlab programs back in college. I think … Continue reading Jumping in
Waayyy too much time and thought went into this! I have to remind myself that teaching & covering are not the same and that I have to let some things go in order to tech other content well. I'm just not going to do Law of Sines & Law of Cosines in geometry. It isn't … Continue reading Planing Hexter 4 (or the first 6 weeks of 2nd semester), or, Hey! Kate Nowak, this is why blogging kicks ass!