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Archive for March 2015

How is Math Like Peanut Butter?

How is math like peanut butter?  How are prime numbers like glue? Here is an instructional strategy that you can quickly use to help students to think carefully about the attributes of two very unlike ideas. This post ends differently than my other animated posts.  It ends with a challenge.  I am looking for at…

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The Parking Meter Question

You are about to see a question, a flexible mathematical model, a solution pathway, and an answer. My question to you:  Do you agree with the answer that I provide in the video? In one week, I will post an animated model which will either prove or disprove the answer suggested in the video. To…

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I am on a Learning Mission

I am a learner on a learning mission.  I am determined to learn.  I am ready to step into new territory.  I cannot stand still.   With one foot on what I already know The other reaching for something new I stretch.   I do not blog because I am able.  I blog because I…

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8 Animated Dots and 1 Powerful Question

Here are 8 dots and 2 questions.  One of the questions is very powerful.  I hope this short video will cause your perspective to shift multiple times and will allow you to see through the eyes of several of your students.     Here are some recent posts which may also be of interest: A…

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What is in the cup? (fractions and ratios)

What is in the cup?  This is an engaging, interactive, classroom community and exploration activity that will lead to powerful discussion.  Watch the video below and try this activity in your classroom.     Another post you might be interested in is this powerful vocabulary activity:  Talk a Mile a Minute. You may also be…

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