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**New Page & New Reviews**

I'm excited to say that going to the MACUL conference has inspired me to think more critically on the type of activities we actually DO in a PBL/PrBL mathematics classroom (or any mathematics classroom for that matter!), and to think about the ways in which...

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**Professional Development & Developing Professional Goals**

Through my work in the Michigan State University Masters of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum program, I have come to learn a great deal about the importance of Professional Development. Professional Development, also known as PD to many of us, can evoke a ra...

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**Algebra Tech Tool: Interactivate-Algebra Quiz**

Differentiation is essential in any classroom, but can be particularly beneficial in a PBL classroom. The following tool, reviewed by my classmate Hilary P again, provides a quick and efficient way of checking students' knowledge on basic algebraic manipula...

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**Algebra Tech Tool: Math Open Reference- Quadratic Function Explorer**

Quadratics are a very popular topic in PBL and PrBL, mainly because of the ease of accessibility with students in terms of projectile motion. Projectile Motion is a topic many students become easily enamored with, from Pumpkin Chunkin to Angry Birds to shoo...

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**Algebra Tech Tool: GeoGebraTube-Polynomial Exploration**

Polynomials are a concept that I always have a difficult time working on with my students, largely because it is difficult to find a real-world context relevant to them that is polynomial based. Students have an easy enough time memorizing polynomial rules,...

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**Algebra Tech Tool: Illuminations-Line of Best Fit**

In Project-Based Learning, students are constantly gathering data about their project and making decisions based off of it. Linear data is a fairly common type of data that is extracted from projects, either by design or by chance. Once you know that a set ...

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**Algebra Tech Tool: Illuminations-Algebra Tiles**

Algebra tiles are not a new technology to classrooms by any means, however it is not infrequent to find that tiles are missing or damaged. This tech tool can replace traditional algebra tiles in the classroom for activities related to substituting, solving,...

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**General Tech Tool: GeoGebra & GeoGebra Tube**

I was first introduced to GeoGebra in one of my 400-level college mathematics courses while majoring in Mathematics in my undergrad years at Michigan State University (Go Green!). I will admit that when I first started using the program, I was not a fan. Ho...

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**General Tech Tool: ALEKS**

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces, better known as ALEKS, is a tool I am quite familiar with using, as we have been using it to support our math curriculum for the last three years. ALEKS has been used by our teachers and students as an independen...

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**General Tech Tool: SketchUp**

This next tech tool is one that I have never used personally, but that I have had many students use quite successfully. This tool has been extremely valuable to my students for creating 3D models of final product designs that are either too big or too costl...

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