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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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