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Carwai Seto
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6C - Discussion "Is 0.9999.... = to One?"
Video credit: ViHart We have entered the world of rational numbers in 6th grade. We are working on building our fluency with different representations of fractions: moving between fractions, decimals, and percents. A perennial question that emerges, "Is 0.9...

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T-Stat Check In
T-Stat's latest incarnation.  I like the belly button!

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8A: Barbie Bungee Jump - Explore More
As introduced in the post, Snapshot: 8A Barbie Bungee Jump,  the eighth grade applied their knowledge of linear functions to a Barbie bungee jump challenge. The intent of the project was to provide a real world application of linear functions to ground stud...

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Article: When Parents Help Negatively Affects Students
KQED Homework Battles: When Parents Help Negatively Affects Students I found this brief article insightful. I have always felt that math anxiety does not just materialize but comes from messages that children receive that they should be anxious. It is helpf...

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Snapshot: 8A Barbie Bungee Jump
Students are always asking,"When will I ever use this?" in math class. I do my best to give them real world contexts for the skills they are learning. In the 8th grade, we began the year learning about linear functions and figuring out how to graph them. To...

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Snapshot: 6C Subtracting Integers
Negative number - Positive Number The students in 6C are grappling with how to subtract integers. This is a challenging lesson for sixth graders because it requires a depth of understanding of what it means to subtract and how negative numbers can impact th...

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Snapshot: 6C Coordinate Planes
In sixth grade, we have entered the world of integers!  We have doubled out numerical world by adding all of the negative integers to our known world of positive numbers. We discussed and explored the reason we need negative number and how we use them in ou...

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Event: Love Math! A Math Festival For Girls
The Proof School in San Francisco is holding a Math Festival for Girls called" Love Math!" It should be a great event. Here is the description from their website. A math festival especially for girls builds community. Come experience hands-on, collaborative...

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T-Stat is Disguise
A sampling of the many disguises that T-Stat has embodied over the last couple of weeks.

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Snapshot: 8A Equations of Lines
Much of the fall was spent working with various forms of a line. The class saw different representations of lines: tables, graphs, equations, and word problems. In this activity, the class was split into groups and they had to match a table with an equation...
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