Entry 29 & 30 – “I Learned More In The Last 45 Minutes Than I Have This Whole Semester”

Entry 29 & 30 – “I Learned More In The Last 45 Minutes Than I Have This Whole Semester”

Didn't reflect last week.  Had a big, fun retreat weekend and left right after class on Friday.  It was with Sara's residency program.  I made a fun video that has nothing to do with school that I'll just place right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NliF41lAmHM Onto the school content: PRE-ALGEBRA We finished up our ratios/proportions unit last week and students took their summative test on Monday.  Our last lesson of that unit was using proportions to find the missing side of a similar figure.  The opening question ended up being not as effective as I had hoped: I chose this one because I…
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Entry 28 – Middle School Math Research Projects & Proportions

Entry 28 – Middle School Math Research Projects & Proportions

Long time no update!  This is the practically first week of just normally scheduled classes in over a month. 1st week of March - student led conferences on Thursday/Friday so no school (link to last years conferences discussing our philosophy on it) 2nd week of March - Project Week (link to what I did for my own project week) 3rd week of March - Spring Break (link to my time in San Diego!) 4th week of March - Project Week Presentations on Thursday/Friday (link to a video of what the students ended up doing for their projects) 5th week of March -…
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