So in this time of remote learning, I like to do activities in small groups that are self-checking so that I don’t have to rely on automation. We did a Clue (or Cluedo if you’re British) for our last unit review and this time for our Quadratic Formula mini-unit I… Continue Reading Card Sorts in Microsoft Whiteboard

Desmos, the popular online graphing calculator, has a Test Mode that locks the device into just the graphing calculator (Link: https://www.desmos.com/test-mode) . The challenge is that it’s only for Chromebooks & iPads. And I use a Windows10 device. So here’s a parallel solution : Windows TakeATest mode. TakeATest locks windows… Continue Reading Desmos Test Mode in Windows

Folks have been waiting a while to get Equation Editor into OneNote (Win10 version… it’s been in 2016/Desktop for forever). Now, the funny thing is this won’t make a huge deal for me. I tend to just write my equations out, and if it’s for more serious distribution I tend… Continue Reading Equation Editor comes to OneNote (Win10)

So, Alice Keeler – @alicekeeler– who is an amazing blogger and an incredible resource for those using Google products, posted 60 Ways Math Teachers can use Google Classroom last April.  It came across my desk the other day and, since school hadn’t started yet, I thought it might be a good reflection for me on how… Continue Reading Five reasons to learn Math with OneNote

So this post is prompted by Dave Sladkey’s post earlier on using Google Drive, namely Google Drive! What are you waiting for Math Teachers? Now Google Drive/Google Docs has much greater visibility than Microsoft OneNote and even though I’m a long-time GDocs/Drive user I would likely recommend the OneNote Notebook… Continue Reading OneNote! “What are you waiting for Math Teachers?”

I’ve been thinking about how to assess my Grade 9 and 10 students this year … I did a lot of experimentation last year with my accelerated Grade 8 students;they were open to trying things out since acquisition of skills and open-ended problem solving was right up their alley. Here’s… Continue Reading I think I want to SMAK my kids