Monthly Archives: March 2013

116 – factoring polynomials BINGO

The kids didn’t have much time on Day 111 to play BINGO with my sub. They also have more skills in factoring polynomials now, so today we’re playing the game again. This one from Steve Mashburn.

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115 – chord designs

We’re just starting circles in geometry, so I had the kids do these chord designs. We divided the circle into 24 equal arcs. I had them connect points 1 to 8, 2 to 9, 3 to 10, etc. Then they needed to create another set using something other than n and n+7. I wanted them […]

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114 – Museum of Tolerance

Our 8th graders are going to the Museum of Tolerance today. I’m not going with them this year. I went twice when my own kids were students here. It’s a powerful place — didn’t get any easier the second time I went. Our students are expected to dress nicely, boys in dark slacks and tucked […]

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113 – bridges of Konigsberg

I wrote about this lesson last year. From spikedmath.com

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112 – Roman mosaic

So I did this last year and also did it with math teachers at yesterday’s workshop. Today I’m having my geometry kids do the same. (I love the red “offices” that I’d made — just 2 folders stapled and taped together.) One student pretty much nailed it! The actual one is on the left, and […]

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