Category Archives: Student Engagement

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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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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Can’t Go Wrong with Harry Wong!

Wow! That was a really short summer! I sent my kids and husband (an 8th grade teacher) back to school this week and I am now getting back into the swing of my work. When I was a classroom teacher, … Continue reading

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Infographics: Magic Beans & The Fries that Bind Us

We all know that McDonald’s and Starbucks can be found everywhere–but just how far is their global reach? Click here to view two great infographics with much math teaching potential and a great deal of student engagement.

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Hidden Harmonies: The Life and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem

I was just reading an article at (yes, I am probably the only person who “reads” articles from National Public Radio) about a husband and wife team of mathematicians who have written a new book on the Pythagorean Theorem. It … Continue reading

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Where will you be on 3/14 at 1:59?

I know all my math folks got the title! Of course March 14 is Pi Day and like the Times Square ball drop at midnight on New Years Day, Pi Day is ushered in at 1:59 (pi = 3.14159…). I … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Prop Bets (um…”predictions”)

UPDATE: The only prop bet result I caught was the Gatorade…it was orange. If you know the results to any interesting Super Bowl prop bets please share by posting them below! Its almost Super Bowl Sunday and placing bets on your … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day Data

Groundhog Day is right around the corner (February 2) so I thought I would do a little research to see if I could find some math activities and resources that are associated with the “holiday”: Groundhog Prediction Project – This … Continue reading

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100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is fast approaching. It generally falls in January or February — depending on when your school year started. Whenever it happens in your school, here are a few of my favorite activities that I have collected to … 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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