I wanted to make a quick post to remind my future self how the Mathalicious lesson Cheese that Goes Crunch went this school year & how I should adapt it for the future. The purpose of this activity is to have students develop a method to relate cheesiness to the non-cheesy portion of a crunchy … Continue reading I Cannot Think When Cheetos are Present

# volume

# Day 143: Exploring Scale Factor with solids

I was surprised how many students struggled with making a 3x3x6 rectangular prism.

# Day 128: finishing Spiky door

I loved this project. it went better then expected. Students worked hard and learned the difference between slant height & height while reinforcing volume and spacial reasoning.

# Day 126: Starting Spiky Door Project

An awesome Mathalician, Kate Nowak, commented on a blog post with a link to a project that she did with her students: Spiky Door! This fit perfectly with my students and their needs. I was surprised how much they struggled getting started. They wanted more specific steps, they really had a hard time with the … Continue reading Day 126: Starting Spiky Door Project

# Day 125: Surface Area & Volume Quiz

Average and median were both above a 3 for both Surface area and Volume learning targets for all 3 classes. I spent most of the class period going from student to student saying "you can do this" and "Don't give up" and they listened! I was excited by the number of students who told me … Continue reading Day 125: Surface Area & Volume Quiz