Category Archives: Classroom Reflections

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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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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“Math is Fun Fridays”

When I was at the University of Waterloo (shameless plug), one of the mandatory courses for my undergrad degree was CO 350 – Linear Optimization. The description for this course reads: “A first course in optimization, emphasizing optimization of linear … Continue reading

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Are You Ready… For Calculus?

Calculus (and Vectors) is a course that uses almost all the math knowledge a student has learned from Kindergarten to Grade 12 Advanced Functions. I find myself, on almost a daily basis, saying to my students, “remember in grade so … Continue reading

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Help! I’ve Got Voices in my Head!

Does anyone else feel like they’ve got two different voices in their head competing with each other? Ok, so now that you think I’m completely crazy, hopefully you’ll read on so this question makes more sense. I find myself flip-flopping … Continue reading

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