The circle theorems unit is one where I question when we will use it but see the value in helping students explore and think. One way I like to do this is by having them explore the theorems and record what they notice. I use Geogebra for the explorations. Some of these are ones I… Continue reading Circle Theorem Explorations

# Category: Google Slides

## 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

## 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

## Digital Manipulatives

In this season of virtual learning, digital manipulatives are more important than ever. There are a few I have used over the years in my own classroom like the protractor, ruler, algebra tiles, and algebra balance scale. I created them to fulfill a need in my class. My students can't always purchase these supplies, or… Continue reading Digital Manipulatives

## Digital Manipulatives

Have you seen a teenagers backpack? Three weeks into school and the protractor I asked them to buy is already in pieces in the bottom of their backpack. Books, binders, and a computer have been shoved into that backpack and the protractor is now broken. Or maybe they couldn't afford school supplies to begin with.… Continue reading Digital Manipulatives

## Exploring Interior & Exterior Angles of Polygons

I've always had my students draw in the lines and explore the interior and exterior angles of a polygon, but they struggle with drawing the lines. Many students try to draw lines from every angle to every other angle and you end up with a spiderweb mess. We also spend so much time on the… Continue reading Exploring Interior & Exterior Angles of Polygons

## Break-In Game

Matt Miller had a guest post on his blog a while back by John Meehan on a game concept called QR BreakIN. I love to create BreakOUT games so this idea had me intrigued. John's graphics were amazing and the game boards looked fun. I pondered how to use it in my math classroom for… Continue reading Break-In Game

## Area App with Google Slides

I love when you create a project that students are excited about! This project fits that description. We review area formulas in Geometry before we start surface area. I DID NOT WANT another "look up the formula" day. It's boring! And, if I don't like it, students won't either. Then I stumbled across this post… Continue reading Area App with Google Slides

## Student Created Trig Word Problems

For the last 9 years, I've had students do a Trig project where they use handmade clinometers to measure the height of an object taller than they are. I love this project because it shows the application of Trig and guides students through a thought process to solve this type of problem. This year I… Continue reading Student Created Trig Word Problems

## Thinking Questions

This idea came from Alice Keeler and the late Diana Herrington's book Teaching Math with Google Apps. I have wanted to implement it for some time and even had some conversations with Alice about how she is currently using it. This year I finally created some. The whole point behind this type of question is… Continue reading Thinking Questions