Scott hills

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**I want my students facing confusion**

Some students listen, watch a couple examples and then may have a question or two before diving into a set of problems. There is a good chance, if you are a math teacher reading this, that you were one of these students. I have a few students for whom this...

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**First Activity - 8th grade**

Today my 8th graders were given a task. They were asked to pick a perimeter measurement out of a hat (on index cards cut in half). They had to draw out 3-4 rectangles with the given perimeter (for example 18). They then had to find the area of each of the ...

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**I have a plea and a request...but I also have an idea I would love help with PLEASE**

**#Math**

**#desmos**

**#getkahoot**

**#mtbos**

I love how Kahoot energizes a class. I love that it shifts the environment and lets me see my kids in a different way. I dream of a similar game which would be usable through Google for Education, as an app. My image is one in which all students get a cop...

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**My Favorite Math Problem**

I had a number of great math ed professors, Dr. Brumbaugh is one. Sadly, I do not recall the name of the one whose materials I still, over 20 years later, look through for inspiration and help. (btw...UCF Go Golden Knights) He made every one of his stud...

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**6th grade CCSS (6.G.A.1 - 6.G.A4) Perimeter Area Volume**

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles...

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**8th grade Transformations**

CSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.3 Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates. Not one of the best units for my students this year. It was basically where we started the year (which in hind...

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**Remediation is hard**

i wish I had a magic wand, a perfect solution....the WAY! It would be so much easier.... Remediation is a matter of understanding the student, It's a matter of knowing how best he/she/ze will see the concept most clearly. I've known teenagers for whom su...

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**Evaluation and remediation....**

I wish I had all the answers. Heck, I wish I could better predict the best questions... Here goes anyway: I am not great at formative assessment, other than knowing my kids and walking around to observe. I do have a magnetic red-yellow-green board (of my...

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**Middle school and starting the race behind**

ok, new focus.... I have 2 sixth grade classes and 3 eighth grade classes. I can tell you that the sixth graders are great, but much lower than I would have thought... But they are great kids and mostly willing to work at things. I need to focus on remedia...

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**Dice bias. A statistics activity**

There are so many great reasons to use dice in math class. Strictly speaking, most dice should be non-biased, although students generally don't know what this means or if they do know what it means they don't believe it. The graph of a die (singular of dic...

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