Interactive Notebooks

My students are 14-18 years old and enrolled in math or physics for the first or second time. As you can see, quite a range of academic types. What is an Interactive Notebook? Interactive Notebook (INB, sometimes ISN or IN): a student notebook governed by several rules: 1) teacher input goes on one side while student […]

Interactive Notebooks

With a semester’s worth of practice, I’m ready to share my experiences with the Interactive Notebook in math and physics. An Interactive Notebook (IN) is a bound notebook, typically a composition book or spiral notebook that a student uses for notes, practice, and reflections during a course. The interactive-notebooks Wikispace is a great place to […]

Interactive Notebook Questions

Thanks to @druinok for the shoutout and motivation to get going on this. What questions do you have about using interactive notebooks (IN) in the math (or science) classroom? I’ll be presenting at Twitter Math Camp in July, so your questions will really help improve that presentation. And of course you know I’ll be publishing the results […]

Stolen Pedagogy

Today marks my 6th Blogiversary. I started this thing documenting my daughter’s elementary years. These days, she’s concerned with AP Calc more than book reports. And I’m concerned with #globalmath more than her book reports. Ah, how times change. One thing that hasn’t changed is that I’m still stealing your ideas. My classroom is a combination […]

#twittereen Costume Contest Results

So, we held our little costume contest. There were 31 entries(!) and all 2012 participants are pictured below. Based on discussion at the #globalmath costume party, I learned we’ve been doing this since 2009. History: 2011, 2010, 2009 First Place @jreulbach  as @mgolding . Julie receives a hanging organizer from the Container Store. These babies were all the rage […]

My #Made4Math 5: Global Math Department

It’s begun! The Global Math Department meets every Tuesday at 9pm ET. Modeled on the Global Physics Department, we are a passionate group of math teachers who engage in weekly professional development that’s live, online, and FREE. Who Should Join Right now, our primary membership includes math teachers for students aged 12 to 18. What […]