Author Archives: Michael Moore

About Michael Moore

I have taught senior mathematics at Hillfield Strathallan College for 10 years and I'm currently the Subject Coordinator for the Mathematics and Computer Science department.

Test Coming Up? Have a Math Party! (Free Resources Included)

  (If you would like to run your own math party, HERE ARE ALL THE RESOURCES you will need, as well as instructions for printing and set up.) In my last post, I vowed to keep things short and sweet, … Continue reading

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Students Create Their Own Math Problems? You Betcha!

I’m trying something new with this post. I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet. Get in and out quick. Get right to the point. No more long-winded, drawn out, over explained blog posts. (I’m not off to … Continue reading

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Today I’m GRATEFUL for…

  So I tried something new this year. Every morning, I’ve taken a few seconds (sometimes minutes) to reflect on what I am grateful for that day, and I’ve been writing it on the board in my classroom for my … Continue reading

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How Much Homework is Enough?

The thing that’s been pedagogically “stuck in my craw” recently is my students’ daily homework, specifically, how much math homework is enough? Our math department’s current homework model is shown below. We have every section’s homework broken down into the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Cohort On: 10 Tips for Cohort Newbies

Hello new Cohort 21 members and welcome to your new life-long professional family! You are about to embark on a professional development journey that will excite you, challenge you, at times overwhelm you, and ultimately, improve you as an educator. … Continue reading

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You Win Some, You Learn Some – My Cohort 21 Journey

  CLICK HERE for a brief overview of my action plan, what I learned, my next steps, and my biggest take aways. Part 1: How My Action Plan Came To Be When I reflect on my Cohort 21 journey, I’m … Continue reading

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The Homework Tree

  My most recent Action Plan (after changing my mind about 10 times) goes something like this: How might we ensure that students have a positive outlook on their math class and are engaged by the concepts? There are many … Continue reading

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The “I Need Help Zone”

Here are the rules: You may only get help in the “I Need Help Zone” (located at the back of the classroom). Only one sheet of paper is allowed during this meeting. Example Scenario: Jimmy asks Julie to meet him … Continue reading

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Retention, Retention, Retention

Since our last F2F meeting, I’ve been wrestling with this idea of retention. Of course I want my students to retain what they’ve been taught, but I think I need to get more specific. Do I need my calculus students … Continue reading

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My Head is Spinning… And I Love It!

Is it Saturday yet? I need some of that “Cohort 21 Face-to-Face” magic. Since the last F2F, I feel like my head hasn’t stopped spinning. Aside from Cohort 21, I’ve got 4 preps (never experienced this before), I’m trying to … Continue reading

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