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    The Flipping Game

    To game or not to game? To flip or not to flip? These are the questions of the week, and well, at the risk of being a COETAIL naysayer...meh. GAMES? Of course play is fun and engaging. I start most days with the New York Times Crossword P
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    Do you Technigrate?

    According to my Humanities teacher husband, everything we do is technology. When I use sidewalk chalk in teaching Venn Diagrams or ropes to teach linear equations or even good old-fashioned pencil and paper in the teaching of math, I am integrat
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    The Power of Numbers

    Numbers when combined with images are powerful and can be used to influence change. This is no big secret, which is why so many people use infographics to spread their message. In Grade 9, we call our exponents unit "The Power of Numbers". In add
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    Tell Me a Math Story

    At first glance I wondered what the heck am I going to do with this? Digital storytelling in math?!? But I started thinking--it doesn't have to be my OWN storytelling that I share. Have others shared math stories? Oh yeah, there are some good ones.
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    Clean Up Time

    We've all died a small death in presentations, haven't we? Speakers who drone, slide shows that are too busy, too cluttered, haphazardly thrown together with too much or not enough information. I'm certainly guilty of it all, but after reading s
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    Selling it Visually

    I'm starting the Differential Calculus unit tomorrow in my IB Math Studies class. It's always the last one I teach, it's always rushed, and I've never been happy with my SMART Notebook slides for this unit. This week's assignment inspired me to give
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    The Koch Snowflake: Infinite Perimeter, Finite Area

    Today my students are answering this question: Can a geometric figure with a limited area have an infinite perimeter? They are working with the Koch Snowflake, a simple example of a fractal. Fractals are objects whose essential form repeats itsel
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    What goes up must come down: tracking the flight of a medicine ball

    A few weeks ago, for my final  project for Course 1, I wrote a unit plan for a Quadratics unit. In it I described this vertical motion project. Students were to video tape an object flying in an arc (such as a ball), use the Tracker app to record th
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    Final Project: Quadratics Unit

    As I near the end of course 1, I'm considering how I can get my students to collaborate more, to draw on each others' strengths, to mess around with technology, and to figure things out for themselves. My Grade 9 extended math class is currently le
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    Nine Tech Tools for (Math) Teachers

    "I can't figure out this calculator!" She was staring at the screen, trying to change it from radians to degrees. It was a matter of pressing three keys: down, right, enter. I asked her how she figured Snapchat out and within two seconds her calcul
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    Connected Learning: My Struggle is Real

    [caption id="attachment_21" align="alignright" width="300"] Catching a Firefly by Neville Nel[/caption] In principle, I find my perspectives on teaching and learning shifting. The more I read and watch about 21st century learning and 21st century