One of the many challenges with remote instruction is finding a way for teachers to see the mathematical thinking of their students. A common workaround is for students to do their work on paper and then upload a photo of it. Unfortunately, this often results in a lousy picture in which the math is illegible. […]
A colleague wanted support from me in finding a method for doing a daily Entrance Ticket (basically a warm-up problem) that is easy to do. She said the method had to be easy to do, otherwise it is not sustainable and wouldn’t become part of her teaching DNA. We settled on using Desmos, since she […]
Number Talks are an incredibly important routine for helping students develop the conceptual and procedural fluency they need. How might we do Number Talks during remote instruction? I’ve seen teachers create a lot of great solutions that range from high-tech to very low-tech or even NO tech! A common no/low tech solution is to simply […]
Jamboard is one of my favorite tools for teaching mathematics…especially when it comes to distance learning. I will often use three or four Jamboards throughout the math lesson I am teaching. My instructional flow goes something like this: Teach a small concept Collaborate Share a Jamboard with ten identical slides (because I will have 10 […]
Here are all the past #TapeDiagramTuesday problems during the 2020-2021 school year! November 3, 2020 October 27, 2020 October 20, 2020 October 13, 2020 October 6, 2020 September 29, 2020 September 22, 2020 September 15, 2020 September 8, 2020 September 1, 2020
So…this came across my inbox today. You really, really need to explore these puzzles. Nearly all of the puzzles were originally intended for face-to-face environments, in which students would work shoulder-to-shoulder on a wonderful paper-based puzzle. Now, of course, that is not currently possible in many schools across the nation. So, here is a collection […]
I’ve been blogging for over nine years now. And, those nine years have been full of resource sharing. Now, it feels like the tables have turned with the pandemic. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
Ultimate tic-tac-toe is a board game composed of nine tic-tac-toe boards arranged in a 3 × 3 grid. Players take turns playing in the smaller tic-tac-toe boards until one of them wins in the larger tic-tac-toe board. Compared to traditional tic-tac-toe, strategy in this game is conceptually more difficult and has proven more challenging for […]
Slide Color A and Color B pieces along the entire straight path until Color A pieces have exchanged positions with the Color B pieces. No two pieces can be on the same circle at the same time. What are the fewest moves possible? Play the online version here. . . .
This has become one of our most popular tasks and we are hearing about all sorts of creative adaptations. Some youcubians have made grids of 400 and added dice, others have adapted it to let the grid represent 100%. Please post how you use this task with your students. Task Instructions This game is played […]