Tag Archives: percent change

Math Worksheets

I often create worksheets for my students, even though every district-adopted math curriculum we’ve had has worksheets for students. I do this for two reasons: I teach differently — sometimes slightly, sometimes quite a bit — than what the curriculum writing team was thinking. There’s a particular structure/scaffold that reflects how I see the content […]

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Four Square and Other Questions

One afternoon during recess I noticed that the Four Square grid at our school had been enlarged. Naturally I yelled out to the kids, “Hey kids, when did they make this larger? I wonder what percent increase this is. What do you think?” Taking a nanosecond pause from their game, they yelled out their estimates, anywhere from 50% to […]

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