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Beth Ferguson
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wife, mother, grandmother, and educator
wife, mother, grandmother, and educator

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Don't judge a book by its cover - preview it!
I love a challenge ... and here it is:  Explore the MTBoS 2017 Blogging Initiative !  I invite YOU to blog as well!  Share what is happening in your classroom! This week the topic is your favorite! I love to read.  And I love to read books about education! ...

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Brick Math - a new resource!
I have 2 grandsons ... we play with Legos a lot!  I notice that Legos are in my older grandson's classroom.  His teacher uses them for brain breaks.  Legos capture students' attention ... kids gravitate to them.  So could there be a better tool to use a mat...

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Study Groups, Test Analysis ... Great Practice!
I had lunch with a friend today.  She teaches Pre-AP/TAG Pre-Cal.  She is one of those teachers you want to emulate!  She cares about her students - wants them to excel, wants them to not just enjoy math on any given day, but learn deeply so that they are w...

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#EduRead discussing Mathematical Mindsets Chapter 4
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4 Instructional Activities for Next Week!
Need an idea for next week ... can one of these be modified to work for you? 1)  Introducing a new function?  Start with a picture or video!  Ask ... Where's the math?  Students generate many, varied thoughts and questions about the math in the picture.  A ...

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#EduRead discussing Mathematical Mindsets Chapter 2
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#EduRead discussing Mathematical Mindsets Chapter 1
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Factors and Multiples Game - prep for Factoring!
I saw this tweet this morning ... Low entry, high exit. https://t.co/ruIXZm809F #mtbos pic.twitter.com/eSutEl0FfY — Matt Vaudrey (@MrVaudrey) September 23, 2016 I decided to check out the game!  LOVE it for a bit of fun with factors and multiples!  Here's m...

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#Alg2Chat Making Groups Work
I love for students to work in groups in math class!  I use the term, "groups," loosely ... to mean partners most of the time, and on occasion larger groups of 3 or 4. Groups work best, of course, with intentional work!  And they work best if students are c...

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#Alg2Chat Rich Problems Part 3
Last night we had a great Twitter chat about Rich Problems.  We noted that they are hard to find - especially for Algebra 2, and it is challenging to find time to fit them in our curriculum.  But we also noted that they are worth the effort!  Watch for the ...
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