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On Your Mark, Get Set…
One of the crazy things about me is that until all of the organizational components of the school year are addressed, it is impossible for me to prepare for those first few days of school. My first priority is always … Continue reading
MS Favorite Three from TMC
For the past week or so, I have tried to hold on to every last detail and every last feeling from TMC13 (Twitter Math Camp). Reflection is a great way to make those moments last and allow each one of … Continue reading
What’s in Your (Math) Closet?
It’s been quite a while since my last post. Life with four children, a husband and a fulltime job sure is hectic! But having shared some of my favorites before, this topic was gentle enough to entice me to post. … Continue reading
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Homework Review – A Work in Progress
Insert here your remark about my homework blog post being one day late! Homework in math is expected. Review and practice are seen as part of developing automaticity and fluency. My students are assigned homework after they have had the … Continue reading
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SelfChecking = Brilliance!
Copies of the answer key are at the front of the room. When you are finished with your test, come up and mark your work. Please leave your pencil at your desk and use one of the green pens. Circle … Continue reading
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Favorites of 2012
Back in July I happened upon the I Speak Math blog . That led me to a world that I never new existed. Only in the last week or so have I begun to blog and tweet. It’s with a … Continue reading
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Math = Pencils = Brilliance!
Materials for Class: 2 sharpened pencils…All work must be done in pencil. That’s what my classroom expectations state. Yet, it is rare that all of my students meet these expectations. My morning would be incomplete without the unmistakable sound of … Continue reading