
Free Classroom Lessons 45  Educator Tools  Math Solutions
Awesome resource to use with math #commoncore standards for 48 http://t.co/NxzWF7YA

No Homework Grade! No Way! » A Recursive Process
@Fouss @calcdave maybe consider getting rid of the hmwk grade all together? http://t.co/yG03zA67

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms

Good read from NCTM Teaching Children Math (a FREE
Good read from NCTM Teaching Children Math (a FREE preview) Cognitively Demanding Taks & the CCSS http://t.co/juyuVogI #mathchat #5thchat
Sunday, May 27, 2012
My Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
#summerlist2012
1) Twitter Math Camp!!! (If you're not familiar  check here) In prep for TMC, I'm starting work on the Exeter Problem Sets. @druinok and I will be putting the schedule together and getting the organization done as soon as the dust begins to settle here from the end of school. I am really looking forward to this  going to meet over 20 (at current count) of my tweeps! July 19th can't get here soon enough.
2) Revamp SBG. I had made revisions last summer and I will be tweaking again. I definitely don't think I'm going to do the teach 3  quiz 6  teach 3  quiz 6 that I did this year. I haven't totally decided how it's all going to work yet, but Common Core's organization will play into it.
3) Tweak Bellringers. I have already started thinking about this and will continue to ponder this.
4) Adjust Learning Targets in Algebra 2. This is happening because of Common Core. I'm looking at following the order and structure set up here. This year will be a transition year since Algebra 1 was not taught under Common Core. We'll see how it plays out.
5) Set up Math 2 for SBG. It looks like (as of right now), I will be teaching Math 2 (think Geometry without the proofs) in addition to Algebra 2. I last taught it preSBG and preblog. Lots of stuff to think about here  I've made changes in grading and how I teach.
6) Recharge. It's summer, isn't that a given?
Update on Logs
My version of Log Wars (with a reference to the loop for logs from Amy Gruen)  both of these worked amazingly well with my students. I could see that they understood what to do and could show me how to get the answers. My Advanced Algebra 2 students wanted to play Log Wars again.
Kate Nowak's approach to the Log Laws was also helpful. Students are still struggling with them, but struggling less than in years past. Still gotta work with this one some more to get it where I'd like.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
My Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

St Marks Newsletters by James Tanton
St Marks Newsletters by @jamestanton http://t.co/9uoeHqHG

The Game That Is Worth 1,000 Worksheets « Let's Play Math!
tags: war

New from ODE: Top tips for teachers, administrators, boards on what to do right now to be ready for 201415 http://t.co/G3HZBTn8 #ohioed
Ready to get a jump on 201415? These tips can help. http://t.co/G3HZBTn8 #ohioedtags: ohioed

Redesigning Learning in a Flipped Classroom  Educator, Learner
Great points here  Redesigning Learning in a Flipped Classroom http://t.co/1gDCzA2x via @bennettscience #flipclass #edchat

Technology Integration — The BYOT Approach  Spark, the Kids+Creativity Network
RT @jackiegerstein: Technology Integration  The BYOT Approach: http://t.co/sJVp3KiR #mlearning
tags: mlearning

Professional blog  21st Century Educator
Blog post on this issue: I flipped my math classroom http://t.co/sVSUlKYY #edchat #mathchat

Study: Common Core could boost U.S. math performance  eSchool News
Study: Common Core could boost U.S. math performance  eSchool News http://t.co/sS4zWpNU #mathchat #ccss

College costs rise faster than health care? Gordo
College costs rise faster than health care? http://t.co/MqK2rzwU Gordon Gee doesn't think about it?! Presidents are in charge of this, too.

Quiz Early and Often If You Want to Increase Student Learning  Teaching and Learning Excellence
Quiz Early and Often if You Want to Increase Student Learning #edchat #midleved #elemchat #cpchat https://t.co/rixIyK3X

ACT Question of the Day for Monday, May 14, 2012
tags: act

DCHS ACT Math Question of the Day
tags: act

Mullets: The Only Lesson They’ll Remember  Mr. V's Class
tags: ratios
Thursday, May 17, 2012
My Version of Log Wars
Here are the cards I used:
Monday, May 14, 2012
Bellringers  Next Year
I am still going to keep to my Testing Tuesdays/Thursdays I think. I think it is the best way to expose my students to OGT style questions and since the OGT was done in March, I have been using practice ACT questions on those days. This website has been very helpful. I would like to have a better way to ensure they actually practice them and I am considering having half sheets of paper for students to work them and turn in. Maybe that will get them actually doing them...
I am debating still what to do about Mondays and Wednesdays. I may still keep Mental Mondays  I like the brain teasers and trivia questions I have put in front of them. They do make them think, but again, I don't think they take it as seriously as I'd like. What We've Been Doin' Wednesdays may also stay or become some sort of a flex day. The biggest issue is getting them to actually do the problems.
I think the biggest change I am going to make is on Fridays. With just having finished radicals, it is incredibly apparent that their basic math skills are sorely lacking. I still don't get how students do not have a concept of what a perfect square is, even after (re)explaining it and giving them a list (plus telling them how to recreate the list). If the list isn't in front of them, many cannot come up with perfect squares. It also bothers me immensely how calculator dependent students are for basic integer operations.
So, here's my solution: Fact Fridays. Students will come into class on Friday and get 510 index cards with basic facts on them  all four operations with integers, perfect squares, perfect powers they should know, square roots, cube roots  whatever facts they ought to be able to recall quickly. They are to go up to another student, or once I've done attendance, me, and he or she will show the student a fact. Either they can answer it (I'll put the answers on the back) and get the card, or they cannot and the quizzing student keeps the card. The student with the most at the end of a set time (probably 35 minutes) will get a (candy) treat. I'm not 100% sure on this, but this is as far as I've hashed it out. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
I realize that students have become this way because of the lack of emphasis of having basic facts memorized in the previous (Ohio) curriculum and the tendency of previous teachers to emphasize the use of the calculator when a student is stuck. I'm certainly guilty of the latter. At this point, I want to encourage the fact fluency that the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is pushing. I'm hoping to be a part of the solution rather than perpetuating the problem. I hope this helps.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

Common Core Confusion  Education Closet
iReading: Common Core Confusion http://t.co/NBmYvIiL #ccss (good reccs on vocab/term clarifications)
tags: ccss

Engaging Educators  Social Bookmarks
Check out our new #commoncore bookmark page. http://t.co/Lfb0yzXz #ccchat #CCSS
tags: commoncore ccchat CCSS

I liked this article even before I looked at the author. http://t.co/R2epSV2O

I haven't looked at it much,but hope to today: NC Math Common Core Support Tools: http://t.co/gBw9Qe7S before our MS Math workshop next Fri.

Professional blog  21st Century Educator
“Interesting ways to use Google Apps in the math classroom #psd70 #mathchat http://t.co/B0UUivY” @bfoutty @ds4math

Testing and the Common Core  catalystchicago.org
tags: ccss

flippingmath  My flipped classroom journey!
New blog post: The Evolution of my #flipclass. http://t.co/0ps8aBRw Enough time to watch vids at school? No homework at all? #bced #edchat

Innovative Teaching at South Central Local School « Race to the Top News and Views
Ohio Race to the Top funding helps improve math instruction at South Central Local schools. http://t.co/eIlZpqE0 #ohioed #rttt

Without Geometry, Life is Pointless: Habits of Mind
tags: habits_of_mind math

2010 Arizona Mathematics Standards
tags: ccss

Mathematics Deconstructed Standards
tags: ccss deconstructed
Sunday, May 06, 2012
My Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

Education Week: Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards
Ed Week: Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards http://t.co/JXrn4lem Revisiting Schmidt's research in light of CCSS

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos  Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher
Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos http://t.co/0W2SE29T #edchat
tags: edchat

Amazon.com: Algebra Unplugged eBook: Jim Loats, Kenn Amdahl: Kindle Store
free #kindle book  Algebra unplugged http://t.co/3LdgSTZ
tags: kindle

I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down...: Mini PD Topics for Next Year
List of topics to help experienced teachers examine own practice? http://t.co/sMZiyPB4

Just blogged: Should we have exams in high school mathematics? http://t.co/e2bBw02v.. in response to an article questioning value of exams.

Seven Useful Common Core State Standards Resources  Yummy Math
New @yummymath Seven Useful Common Core State Standards Resources http://t.co/cH0GFwvZ

Differentiated Instruction  MathFour
Series on Differentiated Instruction inspired by @jeanette_stein #mathchat #edchat http://t.co/It1SBlTs

Attended this session today on activities to help
Attended this session today on activities to help struggling Alg students. If you teach it, check these resources out. http://t.co/ONZixuW

All of the competition problems from 19852000 wi
All of the #Putnam competition problems from 19852000 with solutions, comments, bibliography, index. http://t.co/ZcOdYWmk #edchat #mathchat

Thoughts on the Common Core from a voice I respect. http://t.co/wUsTMZQn #atplc, #edchat, #thinkingaboutrigor
tags: atplc edchat thinkingaboutrigor

33 Best Mathematics Questions Discussed On Eduflix QnA Forum
33 interesting & challenging questions with succinct solutions. http://t.co/DMLgklg3 #edchat #mathchat

No Leadership Fear: Five Guidelines to Deliver Feedback for Results 
Check out some helpful guidelines for providing feedback for results http://t.co/f6DWgpgh #teachers #edleadership
tags: teachers edleadership

tags: logarithms

tags: logarithms

f(t): This Game Really Is Worth 1000 Worksheets
tags: logarithms

My 7yearold daughter keeps beating me at Spot it!  Reflections in the Why
tags: factoring fraction_exponents

square root of negative one teach math: Fraction Exponents. Easy.
tags: fraction_exponents

square root of negative one teach math: Sorting Out Quadratic Methods
tags: quadratic

square root of negative one teach math: The Loop for Logs
tags: logarithms

square root of negative one teach math: Super Speedy Quiztastic Fun
tags: practice logarithms

square root of negative one teach math: Math Dominoes
tags: practice

square root of negative one teach math: Logarithm Love
tags: alg2 logarithms

square root of negative one teach math: Stations Review and Practice

Educators, businesses partner to bring math, science to students  newsherald.com
Lake County teachers, colleges, businesses to work this summer on new approaches to math, science teaching. http://t.co/asDEhkQe #ohioed
tags: ohioed

If you're not getting 's newsletters, you are miss
If you're not getting @jamestanton's newsletters, you are missing out. The a+b+ab "trick" is particularly wonderful. http://t.co/XzBTar77

Interactive Foldable Book  Dividing By Zero
@jreulbach @cheesemonkeysf @druinok Here it is: http://t.co/ktE7crTY

Math Common Core  NSDL.org  National Science Digital Library
tags: CCSS