Category Archives: Fractions

Days 87 – 94 Jan 17 – 27

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

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Days 38 – 42, October 17-21

Algebra – On Monday we finished the last lesson this chapter – and the kids used Desmos to graph the equations of the lines they’d written, along with domain/range restrictions to make the ‘logos’. I thought they did a really … Continue reading

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Days 33-37, October 10-14

Algebra – This has been a fun week (for me at least!) because the lessons are all about slope: as a rate of change; writing equations of a line in different situations; finding “b” in y=mx+b by putting in the … Continue reading

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Days 28 – 32, October 2 – 7

Algebra – We started the week on Tuesday (Monday was a holiday) with the lesson “comparing delta y and delta x”. I love that CPM talks about slope as “change in y over change in x” and then moves on … Continue reading

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Day 4, Monday August 29

Today was Day 3 of Week of Inspirational Math for all of the classes. The activity today was paper folding – fractional units. I gave each of the kids a 4″ x 4″ square of paper, and they had to … Continue reading

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Super Tangram (more fractions!)

My 7th grade students were working with Brad Fulton’s tangrams 1-8 from his book  and today was SUPER TANGRAM day!  When you do this one the A square is equal to 1, and the task is to find the value of … Continue reading

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Distributing Fractions? What?

My algebra 1 kids were not having fun solving equations that involved fractions. Even one step problems that had fraction coefficients. As we moved on and began solving multi-step equations it was evident that most of them didn’t understand how … Continue reading

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