This pandemic has caused us to stretch our thinking and innovate to make the best learning environment for our students. I love sending students to the whiteboard or having them use table whiteboards in the classroom to practice. With social distancing, I couldn't get as many to the whiteboards as I needed to. I also… Continue reading Individual White Boards

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## Solve for y

I have a fun activity I created with @AliceKeeler using a Google Expedition and spreadsheet activity to reinforce WHY we need to solve for y or another variable in literal equations. [I will link here when I post this activity, didn't realize I hadn't posted this activity!] For some students, this is enough, but for… Continue reading Solve for y

## Geometry Notation Project

Last year I posted a vocabulary activity I've done many times with Geometry and our circle unit. Our students love this project so much we decided to use it for other units as well. Our first unit in Geometry is basic vocabulary and notation. My colleague, Tessah Wood, wrote the activity and, once again, our… Continue reading Geometry Notation Project

## Circle Vocabulary

I don’t give vocabulary assignments very often. I usually teach it as we go in context of the lesson. Every now and then front-loading vocabulary will make lessons flow more smoothly. That’s the case with our circle unit. I can’t take credit for creating this project, but I really do like it. Students have to… Continue reading Circle Vocabulary

## Two Truths & a Lie

Who doesn't love two truths and a lie? I picked up this idea from a fellow teacher. She doesn't tweet but I want to give a shout out to Ms. Wood for this one. We started doing this during the comparing functions unit but you could do this with any unit. Imagine solving equations where… Continue reading Two Truths & a Lie