Category Archives: Math Classroom

A Graphing Calculator for Less than $1.00!

The PI83 Graphing Calculator is an iPhone app designed to replace the Texas Instruments TI83 graphing calculator. With over 100 math functions, it makes expensive and bulky graphing calculators a thing of the past. One of 10 “Best Apps” from … Continue reading

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The Ruler Game

Occaisonally I get the opportunity to work with CTE teachers on imbedding higher-level mathematics into their content. Their biggest complaint is that students do not know how to read a ruler. A colleague of mine (Leslie Carson of SREB) told me about … Continue reading

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Have You “Flipped” Your Math Classroom Today?

Have you “flipped” your math classroom? Students in a flipped classroom (sometimes referred to as reverse instruction) view the “content delivery” / lecture before class. Students and teachers then use their valuable class time to explore and to practice mathematical … Continue reading

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Pair & Share for Math

  This is a quick and simple strategy for getting students to work together on math problems. To engage the students, hype the activity as a strategy that guarantees that they and their partner will get at least 97.5% of … Continue reading

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Math Fun with Infographics

Infographics are a great tool for engaging students in mathematics. Many mare appropriate for “warm-up” activities while others are useful for teaching a specific concept. Here are a few of my recent favorites: From the folks at State Farm (great … Continue reading

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Paper Folding to the Moon

So, when you fold a piece of paper in half like this: It would now be twice as thick as the original sheet of paper. Based on this information, here is the question/hook: How many times would you have to … Continue reading

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Math Student’s Bill of Rights

I ran across this today. Perhaps it should be posted in all math classrooms.    Math Student’s Bill of Rights   I have the right to: Learn at my own pace and not feel stupid if I’m slower than others, … Continue reading

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