## About debboden

I teach middle school math in Thousand Oaks, California. I love my job! When I'm not teaching, or thinking about teaching, I love to ride horses, read, take Zumba classes and be with my family and friends.
It’s been a long time since I posted a blog – I retired from teaching Middle School in June, 2017, but have been subbing for one of the teachers at my old school for a few days. I decided I … Continue reading →

Algebra CP – We finished our chapter on exponential functions and had our test. Most of the kids are doing really well, some are better at finding the constant multiplier (b) when given a table than if they are reading … Continue reading →

I know I’m totally messing up the weeks, but I wanted to write about what we did today! Algebra 1 – We’ve been working on Exponential Functions this chapter, and it is amazing how CPM has it laid out. I … Continue reading →

Algebra 1 – We are still working on exponential functions and the kids are getting really good at writing the equations for the graphs, and using their calculators (or phones) to find values. Last week we worked on a lot … Continue reading →

I forgot to insert the pictures of our first data gathering. Here’s the wall with the 5′ – 12′ distances measured out. We had 4 stations. That’s a yardstick on the wall! Here are some pictures of the kids gathering … Continue reading →

I know, it’s another 2 weeks. My goal is to be able to maintain this for the rest of the year. I definitely have a new appreciation for people that write 180 blogs! Algebra CP – It’s been an interesting … Continue reading →

I forgot to write a post last week, so here’s 2 weeks worth of learning fun! Algebra 1 – We finished our chapter on Explicit and Recursive equations. I had never taught Recursive before (I may have said this…). Anyhow … Continue reading →