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108 – math teachers’ circle

Just realized I didn’t have anything posted for this day. I do remember that it was our February Math Teachers’ Circle. Dr. Michael Gagliardo, from CLU, led us through some wonderful ideas of taxicab geometry. We first played Taxicab Treasure Hunt. Then we asked questions of whether or not areas and perimeters of shapes remain […]

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101 – exploding dots

I first learned of this wonderful set of lessons from James Tanton called “Exploding Dots” at the Math Teachers’ Circle (MTC) training in Palo Alto last summer. Since then, we have presented the lesson at our own MTC in Thousand Oaks. My 6th graders love this lesson! We are breaking it into chunks. Right now, we’re working with […]

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15 – Tanton’s exploding dots

Oops, I completely forgot to take a picture today of my 6th graders working on a similar activity as the algebra kids did! But I took a few pictures of our first Math Teachers’ Circle monthly meeting!! It went really well, and I’m so proud to be part of our great team. Nate presented James Tanton’s “exploding dots” lesson. Jeff […]

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