Tag Archives: warm-ups

Good-Enough-for-Now Curriculum

I did my first webinar last week as a precursor to my talk at NCTM’s Innov8 Conference next month. I thought it went okay — or horribly — just tough to be the only person with the mic and not being able to actually see the attendees. It was weird. There are a few slides from […]

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Warm-Ups in Google Classroom

One does not say no to Elissa. And because I adore her! We do warm-ups every day, and kids know it’s always the top assignment in their Google Classroom Stream. I put 4 days worth of warm-ups on one Google Doc, like this week’s. The warm-ups that make up the 4 days on the Google Doc are normally […]

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MathTalks.net

My old math talks site needed to die. It was riddled with missing image icons and plagued by shitty formatting. I had to fix the main blog and do other things, so this could wait. Only 2 or 3 people in the universe were checking it out anyway. Although traffic to math talks is low to nil, I’m really fond of it. […]

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First Two Days of School

Tomorrow is the day. I’m excited to meet my new Math 6 students — all 71 of them, two classes of 36 and 35. I should know about half of the 33 Math 8 kids because I taught half of them in 6th grade. Then I get a big break in class size with just 9 students in […]

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Pacing Guide

For someone who has openly admitted to not following curriculum pacing guides, I sure spent a ridiculous amount of time churning one out. Our middle school is adopting CPM Core Connections 1, 2, and 3. Aside from our own reviews, the decision to go with CPM were also based on: Desmos is embedded in many lessons Other teachers’ reviews, […]

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Daily Math Warm-Ups

I’m being optimistic when I claim that each year about half of my lessons are keepers, the other half gets dumped in the crap-lessons-landfill. I’m pretty happy with the way I’m doing math warm-ups this year, more importantly, the kids tell me they like the format and the questions. I need to point out that I have […]

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