HyperDocs are quickly becoming one of my favorite things in education. As the HyperDocs website states: HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. As a major blended learning classroom advocate, I am finding that HyperDocs are becoming a way… Read More Systems of Equations HyperDoc: Comparing Cell Phone Plans
It’s been awhile since I have had the chance to sit down and build a new BreakoutEDU Digital, but my students were begging that I create another one for our current unit. It’s amazing to see how much these students LOVE the BreakoutEDU Digital games that I have brought into the classroom. As I’ve mentioned before,… Read More BreakoutEdu Digital: Save the Uber Driver!
As a math teacher, I think that we often forget the importance of vocabulary in the math classroom. We know it is needed, we know that students need to understand certain vocabulary words, but how often do we really give students the time to explore these vocabulary words? In previous years, I have used Frayer… Read More Frayer Model + Google Slides = Vocabulary Slide Deck!
Today I will be sharing the resources from our third Unit, which covers square roots, exponents, and scientific notation! The class that I teach is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) but it is an 7th grade Math Honors course that contains all of the 7th grade standards and the majority of the… Read More Exponents & Roots: Google Slides & Resources for Flipping!
Here We Go Again! Digital BreakoutEdu is my student’s favorite thing – hands down! Recently, I did a classroom survey to determine their favorite activities in Math class and this was at the top of the list. They love the competition and the feeling that they get when they “unlock a code”. More importantly, they… Read More SoCal Road Trip: A Digital BreakoutEdu for Exponents!
Today I made a mistake – and that’s okay. Last night, my students completed their notes on “Estimating Irrational Roots”. As a part of these notes, the students fill in a number line (which I obtained via another teacher or TPT or online – I can’t remember) with decimals and square roots. By doing this,… Read More Mistakes Were Made…And That’s Okay
If you know me, you know that organization is my middle name. Alright, obviously, it is not my actual middle name but…I love being organized! Whether it is organizing my physical classroom, my Google Drive, or my lesson plans, I love being (neurotically) organized because it gives me a sense of peace. Every year, I have… Read More Digital Lesson Plans via Google Docs
A couple of weeks ago, myself and a colleague completed our first Digital BreakoutEdu. Click HERE to read about it. It was a great success – the students loved it. More importantly, they were able to use critical thinking skills to solve problems from our content standards. It’s was the best of both worlds! As… Read More Digital BreakoutEdu: The Secret Stockbroker Society
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve decided I want to put aside time each week to reflect upon my week, lessons, students, and, basically, anything that I find to be relevant or worth revisiting. I think that one of the best ways to do this is to have a weekly blog post where I reflect on… Read More Weekly Reflection: The End of the Election Season
My students are currently finishing our Unit 2: Expressions & Equations Unit. I was really thrilled will my students progress with equations this year. In the past, it has been very common for this to be one of the more difficult units, but my students have really understood the material this year. On one hand,… Read More Expressions & Equations Unit: More Google Slides & Resources for Flipping!