## Go Fly A Kite

My colleague and friend, Danyelle, has done this kite construction project for a number of years during summer school. She first saw it at a conference many years ago. We decided to try it last year during the school year and then the pandemic closed school and we didn't get to do it. When the… Continue reading Go Fly A Kite

## PlayingCards.io

I follow Theresa Wills @theresawills on Twitter and she shares some really amazing math games on her blog that she creates for the platform PlayingCard.io. The really fun thing about this platform is that you can play with a partner in real time. The exciting piece of this is the customizable games. This is where… Continue reading PlayingCards.io

## Trig Pixel Art Review

I gave a quiz this past week. Some students did quite well but others struggled with some of the concepts. I wanted an activity that gave more practice of the skills students were missing but was self-checking. Students have been asking for another pixel-art activity so I decided to combine the two. This week in… Continue reading Trig Pixel Art Review

## Similarity Exit Tickets

As promised last week, here are some exit tickets that you can use with a Similarity Unit in Geometry. Just a reminder of how I use these. I give feedback on each submission and have students work on them until they are correct. I love doing this with the comment feature in Google Slides. In… Continue reading Similarity Exit Tickets

## Exit Tickets for Triangles Unit

It's nice when you find an activity that you can just USE. If you are getting ready to teach or review triangle congruence, hopefully these exit tickets will be helpful. I give these the same day I teach a new lesson. Students get feedback from me until they have correct answers. It has worked very… Continue reading Exit Tickets for Triangles Unit

## Surface Area and Volume Calculator

I am a huge proponent of application when application is possible. I realize sometimes application is not possible at the level you are teaching. For example, my senior son was working on Calculus the other day and had to recall the exponent rules from Algebra 1 (8th grade for him). He hasn't needed to use… Continue reading Surface Area and Volume Calculator

## Number Talks

What are number talks you ask? They are a wonderful low floor, high ceiling task that allows everyone the opportunity to share their thinking. Here is a Wakelet of resources I have compiled from the interwebs. I use Fawn Nguyen's Visual Patterns a lot! A great book I recommend reading is Making Number Talks Matter… Continue reading Number Talks

## Geometry Flipbook

I am not a paperless classroom. As I say in my book, use technology if it makes your job easierit makes the learning better for students. So why a digital flipbook? Well, it's actually not just one reason. We have to go remote this fall, not because of Covid but because we have "spores" in… Continue reading Geometry Flipbook

## Multiple Representations for Leaners

This summer I have spent some (a lot) of my time writing curriculum for our Virtual Academy. One thing I have focused on is multiple representations of the content for each concept. I'm hoping to better meet the needs of all my learners. I broke by options into two categories, Read and Watch (Listen). Students… Continue reading Multiple Representations for Leaners

## Creating Math Images in Google Drawing

I LOVE GOOGLE DRAWING!!! If you've been around here for awhile, you know how much I use Drawing or the Drawing features in slides. This post is dedicated to how I use Google Drawing to create my own images for activities and assessments. Google Drawing will download as a transparent .PNG image. It's vector based,… Continue reading Creating Math Images in Google Drawing