Monthly Archives: February 2013

Back to the textbook – teaching reading literacy in math class

I am a “no-textbook” teacher. I feel that as a teacher it is my job to understand my students and then develop the classroom materials, activities and practice questions that are reflective of where they are in their progress and … Continue reading

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No Structure Barbie Bungee – Reflection

Over the past 3 days, my Grade 8 class have been working through the popular Barbie Bungee activity. However, as I have shared in my previous post, they did it without any worksheets or guidelines. It was very coincidental that … Continue reading

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Freestyle Barbie Bungee – No Steps Required

After completing day 1 of the infamous Barbie Bungee activity I look on my twitter to see the the following tweet from @ddmeyer: How many different ways can a popular lesson (Barbie Bungee) go wrong? Extremely provocative post from @mathhombre. … Continue reading

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