New Blogger Initiation — Week 4 of 4
aka, “The Finish Line”
Kevin Laxton (@LaxtonMath) | A Beginner’s View of Math Education
So this week, for the new blogger initiative, I’m just going to post whatever I want! Boosh.
As it turns out, teaching math is not my only job responsibility. And in this case, that turns out to be a pretty cool thing.
Pamela Rawson | rawsonmath
We had a great discussion about how different assumptions can lead to different, valid results.
I wanted to record how starting this year’s math classes was different from years past. Using problem solving to set the tone was a really good choice. This blog post will help me remember how things went when my colleagues and I next discuss problem solving. Sure it took up a whole class, but it was time well spent.
Pam Rissmann | PPerfect Squares
I am a big fan of former teacher Taylor Mali’s slam poetry.
Have you heard and seen Taylor Mali, the awesome slam poet who inspired 1000 followers to become teachers? He was a teacher for 9 years, and he dedicates much of his performances to the nobility and passion of teaching young people.
Mathaholic | Confessions of a Mathaholic
So I try to engage the students deliberately; when I call on them, I call on the ones who don’t volunteer answers.
This post is about the fact that I use Class Participation as 10% of the student’s grade, and why.
Jimmy Pai (@PaiMath) | The Pai Intersect
It’s a Ninja Board.
Utilizing the Ninja Board idea to promote positive classroom culture and to promote curiousity. It has evolved from a simple idea to a very powerful and useful motivational tool in the classroom.