It’s hard to believe that I am writing a blog post on techy ideas to start the school year strong. Didn’t I just write a blog post on finishing the race strong?! Nevertheless, the new school year is quickly approaching – like, in less than 48 hours. Over the summer, I spent a lot of… Read More 5 Techy Ideas to Start the Year Strong
Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have noticed the latest trend among students: fidget spinners. Fidget spinners are “stress-relieving toys” for individuals who suffer from ADHD. These toys come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Fidget spinners are selling online, in malls, and on street corners. These toys have taken the… Read More Fidget Spinners: Not Just a Toy
Every year that I have taught, there have been new fads or trends that has captivated the interest of my students. This year, I have noticed that the top 3 fads of my students are: Fidget Spinners Bottle Flipping Slime I have never been a teacher that has been bothered by the fads and trends… Read More Probability + Bottle Flipping = Fun Learning!
As I mentioned in a previous post, Statistics & Probability is one of my favorite units to teach during the school year. One of the reasons is due to the Statistical Research Project that my students complete each year. In this activity, students are tasked with creating a survey question and surveying 50-100 students on… Read More Statistical Research PBL – A HyperDoc + Smashboard Project
Statistics and Probability has always been one of my favorite units to teach in Math. I’ve always felt like this unit has so many real world applications that are engaging to students, so creating projects and activities based upon these concepts has always been an enjoyable and creative process. In this unit, my students complete… Read More Analyzing Shoe Sizes: A Measure of Central Tendency Slide Deck
In this post, I will be sharing resources from our Geometry unit which covers ratios, proportions, area, surface area, volume, and angle relationships. As a disclaimer, this unit is not organized in a way that you would traditionally see it in a Math 7 classroom. The class that I teach is aligned to the Common… Read More Unit 5: Geometry- More Resources for Flipping!
To prepare for our end of the unit assessment, I assigned my students a BreakoutEDU Digital to review the concepts that we had covered throughout our Geometry unit. Before I created the BreakoutEDU, I asked my students for ideas on the “theme” of the next BreakoutEdu. One of the most interesting ideas that I heard… Read More GeoWorld Smashboard: A BreakoutEDU Digital
A couple of weeks ago, my students were asking when we would have another BreakoutEDU Digital in our math classroom since the last one we had done was in early February. Before you begin thinking that I don’t like BreakoutEDU Digitals, I have to tell you – I absolutely LOVE using BreakoutEDU Digital in our… Read More Escape the Dungeon! A BreakoutEdu Digital on Area of Shapes
Let’s Get Them Exploring One of my goals this year was to create more activities for students to explore upcoming content. I want the students to interact with the material, think about it, and explore the content before they are taught those concepts. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I truly believe that there is… Read More Exploring Surface Area: A Google Slides Activity
The Follow Up: A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt that I created for my students to use during our upcoming Geometry Unit. (To read more about this activity, view my “Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt via Google Slides” post. As always, I find it is important to reflect on… Read More Follow Up: Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt