Kelly Boles
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Distance Formula Practice Through the Lens of Water Walks in Sub-Saharan Africa
Today in installment two of mathematics through social justice, I'm introducing this Desmos Activity Builder activity that encourages groups of students (probably Geometry students) to practice finding the lengths of segments. The segment lengths are estima...﻿
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Systems of Equations Through the Lens of Child Labor
My latest project consider the importance of social justice conversations in the classroom and how those conversations can naturally take place within the secondary mathematics classroom. With this in mind, my goal has been to write a series of social justi...﻿
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Thanksgiving Menu Fraction Practice
Yesterday was our last day before Thanksgiving Break, and I wanted to do something a little bit holiday themed that was grounded in real-life application and still incorporated the fraction work we've been doing lately. So, I came up with the idea that we w...﻿
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Segment Addition Exploration with Cuisenaire Rods
This weekend, I was working on a special project, and I was pushing myself to develop a conceptually rigorous activity for the segment addition postulate. When you search for segment addition postulate activities, you find a lot of problem sets, a lab or tw...﻿
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Teaching Segment Addition with Types and Socrative Task Cards
If you are interested in this post have haven't read Teaching Segment Addition with Types , I strongly recommend you skim that first before reading this post. Now, moving on to the fourth day of segment addition and betweeness postulates, the students just ...﻿
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Teaching Segment Addition with Types
In the past, as I had planned for segment and angle addition topics, I would almost always expect a bumpy ride. I always started the unit off with a lab/discovery activity but found my students could not transfer what they had learned in the lab to differen...﻿
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Knowing What Your Students Know (Sept 2016 PD Module) Reflection

Take a moment to consider and jot down the different placements for formative assessments within a lesson and their accompanying purposes. How might formative assessments at these different placements look similar or different? How do the actions taken from the resultant data seem similar or different? Reply to this post with your reflections!﻿
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Teach For America’s STEM Initiative seeks a Director, Math to support equity, inquiry, and culturally relevant pedagogy in math teaching and coaching across the Teach For America network. Apply by 7/14. Check out more details here - http://bit.ly/tfa_d_math. #stemforall﻿
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Great PD Opportunity tomorrow night. The Global Math Department is hosting the "Mathematics of Game Shows". This should be really interesting for those of us who teach statistics either as part of a course or as a stand-alone.﻿
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The Secondary Math G+ Community is closed for summer break. As members, you can still contribute and share on the community, but comments will not been seen/replied to by your coach (me). Have an awesome summer and look out for the Fall 2017 PD modules coming soon.﻿