We all make mistakes. That's part of being human. When our school suddenly made the switch to remote learning due to COVID-19, I thought that my background in flipping the classroom and being tech savvy would make it easy.
With Insta's new feature to ask questions, someone recently asked me what my favorite math game was. Since my response space was limited, I wasn't able to fully describe the game, but 96% of voters on my poll said they wanted more info on the game. So here it is! My currently nameless game (haha … Continue reading My Favorite Math Game
I feel like grading homework can take forever - especially when you teach multiple sections and over 150 students. Anyone else feel the same way? Back when I was a first year teacher, I spent countless hours on Pinterest coming up with ideas on how to work smarter, not harder. Okay, I'll be honest... I … Continue reading May The Odds Be Ever In Your [Grading] Favor
Precalculus. Students [and some adults] hear this and instantly freak out because they think it's too advanced and complex. I will have to say that I have enjoyed every minute of teaching this challenging course. Brainstorming and adapting activities based on what I find on Pinterest has always been something that I enjoyed. Time consuming, but … Continue reading Radian Twizzlers
Summer sure was an adventure! Packing up a U-Haul, driving cross-country, and settling into a new home/school has been quite time consuming and stressful. My apologies for not writing in a few months... but I have great ideas planned for the next few posts. I will say, so far, my relocation for work has been … Continue reading The Paperless Math Classroom
If you're one of those teachers who is looking to transition schools (or even if you're a new teacher looking for your first teaching position), remember when your EDU professor had you create a portfolio? Since school is becoming more digital for students, shouldn't we as teachers showcase our digital side instead of handing a heavy … Continue reading Digital Portfolios That Will Get You Hired
I happened upon this by accident this evening while completing my sub plans for tomorrow. Google Forms now allows you to create quizzes for your students! How To Create a Google Quiz Create a normal Google Form with questions you'd like your students to answer. Then comes the fun part! Up at the top you … Continue reading Google Form Quizzes
It's that time of the year again...you know, where Texas is 80º one day and 17º the next. Gotta love winters in the Lone Star State! My geometry classes celebrated winter's arrival by making geometric snowflakes (and in the hopes that we have some snow on the way soon to give us another day off...we … Continue reading Geometric Snowflakes
Are you tired of seeing students waste time on exam review days? Do they spend most of their time surfing the internet, texting, playing video games, or studying other content besides your class? Introducing: THE BRAIN FREEZE PASS! This is the best thing that I have implemented to motivate my students to stay on task. … Continue reading Brain Freeze Passes!
Back when I first started teaching geometry, I came across this really fun way to practice special angle pairs formed by parallel lines and a transversal on Pinterest. It is called Dance, Dance, Transversal and is based on the arcade/video game Dance, Dance, Revolution (DDR). In case you have never played DDR, here is a quick summary: … Continue reading Dancing + Geometry = Fun & Active Learning