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Friday, November 10

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    Students chose a destination and will have a race. Chose a mode of transportation, bike, run, skate, etc. Your friend gets the faster transportation but you get a 6 day head start. Write equations and determine who will win and where you might meet. Blog post with more details and student examples.
    http://teachhighschoolmath.blogspot.com/2015/03/who-will-get-there-first-using-rate.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReflectionsOfAHighSchoolMathTeacher+%28Reflections+of+a+High+School+Math+Teacher%29
    Graph of filling a container with water
    Activity from Dan Meyer post. Scroll down to see the activity.

    How Hot Can You Make It?
    Students design and build a parabolic receiver or solar collector to learn how a parabola directs the suns rays to the focus. Activities like this reinforce concepts, create relevance and connections for students, and will be remember for a long time. Participants will receive ideas about how to do this activity with your students.
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Saturday, October 28

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    Passing a book, Linear Modeling Activity

    Rap for solving equations Slow Down and do the 2 step
    Making Face or Design with Equations
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Monday, April 4

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    This summer, the political scientist Andrew Hacker’s New York Times Op-Ed essay “Is Algebra Necessary?”set off a national debate on mathematics education. Here is how the essay begins: A typical American school day finds some six million high school students and two million college freshmen struggling with algebra. In both high school and college, all too many students are expected to fail. Why do we subject American students to this ordeal? Great responses to the question “Is Algebra Necessary.” See the response on the blog
    Omaha World Herald article "Who Needs Algebra? Educators divided"
    Students taking algebra in 8th grade do better on AP math exams. Article
    Check out the number sense and Kinesthetic page
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Thursday, March 31

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    Algebra in the news:
    Algebra Research from Education Week several good links
    Personalizing Algebra Blog: Researchers at Southern Methodist University have found that personalizing algebra word problems to students' interests can improve their performance. The researchers surveyed ninth-graders about their interests in sports, music and movies, and the students who received personalized story problems solved them faster and more accurately than students who did not receive questions tailored to their interests. "The whole thing with algebra for kids is they say, 'This isn't relevant to me.' Making it relevant in any way is a good thing," said Michael Shaughnessy, a mathematics and statistics professor at Portland State University in Oregon.
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    Omaha World Herald article "Who Needs Algebra? Educators divided"

    Check out the number sense and Kinesthetic page
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Monday, May 4

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    Rap for solving equations Slow Down and do the 2 step
    Making Face or Design with Equations
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Wednesday, March 18

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    Illuminations Algebra Tiles
    Numbler is an app for Ipad where players build number sentences/equations in a game similar to scrabble. Play against the computer, play against another student or go online and play. The level of expertise of the computer can be set from easy to genius. Player is given 6 numbers, 4 operations, and = sign for each turn. Bonus points are provide on the game board. Sentences might look like 6 + 2 = 4 X 2 The more numbers used the higher the score. $0.99 upgrade but I am happy with the free version
    Who Will Get There First
    Students chose a destination and will have a race. Chose a mode of transportation, bike, run, skate, etc. Your friend gets the faster transportation but you get a 6 day head start. Write equations and determine who will win and where you might meet. Blog post with more details and student examples.
    http://teachhighschoolmath.blogspot.com/2015/03/who-will-get-there-first-using-rate.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReflectionsOfAHighSchoolMathTeacher+%28Reflections+of+a+High+School+Math+Teacher%29

    How Hot Can You Make It?
    Students design and build a parabolic receiver or solar collector to learn how a parabola directs the suns rays to the focus. Activities like this reinforce concepts, create relevance and connections for students, and will be remember for a long time. Participants will receive ideas about how to do this activity with your students.
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Friday, December 12

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    Get the Math show math and algebra application and careers. Several videos available.
    The Futures Channel also provides videos with career links.

    Algebra in the news:
    Algebra Research from Education Week several good links
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Thursday, October 16

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    Rap for solving equations Slow Down and do the 2 step
    Making Face or Design with Equations
    Problem Solving with Patterns
    Mystery Blocks
    Participants will calculate the surface area and volume of various sized blocks of wood. They measure the mass, water displaced when floating, and water displaced when submerged of the blocks. Several important concepts are discovered as well as a “surprise” about the blocks.
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Sunday, September 28

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    Libra Logic Balance Game This is a combination of Tetris and balancing equations.
    Illuminations Algebra Tiles
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    build number sentencessentences/equations in a
    How Hot Can You Make It?
    Students design and build a parabolic receiver or solar collector to learn how a parabola directs the suns rays to the focus. Activities like this reinforce concepts, create relevance and connections for students, and will be remember for a long time. Participants will receive ideas about how to do this activity with your students.
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    12:15 pm
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    NCTM Teaching Children Mathematics, “Technology to Develop Algebraic Reasoning” April 2011 pages 475-478
    “Using Technology to Balance Algebraic Equations” Teaching Children Mathematics, May 2013 pages 554-562
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    Libra Logic Balance Game This is a combination of Tetris and balancing equations.
    Illuminations Algebra Tiles
    Numbler is an app for Ipad where players build number sentences in a game similar to scrabble. Play against the computer, play against another student or go online and play. The level of expertise of the computer can be set from easy to genius. Player is given 6 numbers, 4 operations, and = sign for each turn. Bonus points are provide on the game board. Sentences might look like 6 + 2 = 4 X 2 The more numbers used the higher the score. $0.99 upgrade but I am happy with the free version
    How Hot Can You Make It?
    Students design and build a parabolic receiver or solar collector to learn how a parabola directs the suns rays to the focus. Activities like this reinforce concepts, create relevance and connections for students, and will be remember for a long time. Participants will receive ideas about how to do this activity with your students.
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    12:13 pm

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