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Carwai Seto
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Video - How Many Ways Are There to Prove the Pythagorean Theorem
In class, I shared this video to help students see different approaches to proving the Pythagorean Theorem. I like that it shows that different cultures have all "discovered" the theorem that we attribute to Pythagoras.
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Event: National Math Festival - Sat. May 4, 2019
In case you are the type that likes to plan ahead, here is an event you might consider. It is the National Math Festival in Washington DC. I have not had the pleasure of attending this event, but I follow it online and it looks like there is a lot of amazin...
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Article: Handy way to learn math
 It is my belief that we are all math people and the dichotomy between math and non-math people is a false one. This article is a nice way to see how math can be more integrated into other areas of learning. What do you think? Kraftwork: There is a handy wa...
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Student Reflections: 8B End-of-Year Project
       As part of my process as a teacher, I ask my students to reflect on
their learning and experiences in my math class. I have the fortune of
getting to loop with students, sometimes for three years, and that
allows us to build a long-term relationsh...
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Missing in Action 17-18
Where did the year go??? I began the 2017-2018 school year with every intention of documenting and reflecting our work, but the universe had a different plan for me this year.  This school year turned out to be very tumultuous and full of change. There were...
Missing in Action 17-18
Missing in Action 17-18
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Snapshot: 7A/7C Data and Representation
The seventh-grade classes began the school year by exploring the different ways data can be represented. We collected three different data sets: birth date, bed time vs. wake-up time, and favorite ice cream flavor, topping, and container. Observations and d...
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We are back!
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year. I am back for another year of teaching math at Black Pine Circle. This is a blog space for Ms. Seto's math classes at BPC.  I am beginning my third year and I am looking forward to sharing our journey through mathe...
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7B Room Design Project
The seventh grade curriculum lends itself to many real-world projects and activities. It is the last concrete and tangible mathematics the students encounter before being thrust into the abstract world of algebra.  An end-of-the-year project I like to do wi...
7B Room Design Project
7B Room Design Project
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Snapshot: 8A Food Deserts
Berkeley, CA As a final project, I like to find a way to incorporate a social justice lesson into the eighth grade curriculum. Last year, the class spent the final weeks of the year tackling the question, "Is minimum wage a livable wage?" They explored by c...
Snapshot: 8A Food Deserts
Snapshot: 8A Food Deserts
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Snapshot: 6C Sugar Packet Posters
As part of our study of proportions, 6C did an activity by Dan Meyer called Sugar Packets. They watched this video  and had to figure out how many packets of sugar are in a bottle of Coca Cola.  We extended this activity to other beverages. They predicted w...
Snapshot: 6C Sugar Packet Posters
Snapshot: 6C Sugar Packet Posters
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