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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
Posted in Equations, Fractions, Graphing, Probability
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Days 38 – 42, October 1721
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
Posted in Equations, Fractions, Graphing, Groupwork
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Days 3337, October 1014
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
Posted in Fractions, Graphing, Ratios & Proportions, slope
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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
Posted in Fractions, Groupwork, Ratios & Proportions, slope
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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
Super Tangram (more fractions!)
My 7th grade students were working with Brad Fulton’s tangrams 18 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
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 multistep equations it was evident that most of them didn’t understand how … Continue reading
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Tagged coefficients, Distributive Property, Fraction Multiplication, Fractions, Teaching
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