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Thursday, December 7

  1. page Questioning and Engaging Students edited ... {BhKaesYCQAEVc0h.jpg} posters from Twitter @sean_langdon Interest fuels effortless engagement …
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    {BhKaesYCQAEVc0h.jpg} posters from Twitter @sean_langdon Interest fuels effortless engagement - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/03/05/interest-fuels-effortless-engagement/
    Free brain breaks for kids - https://www.gonoodle.com/ - that help students stay engaged
    Try doing a little recording of student responses. Technology has made this much easier... See Penni's Blog https://hearthemusicplay.com/20-freakishly-awesome-record-famous-musician-iphone-ipad/
    Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching domains and components of instruction. Danielson explains that in the Framework for Teaching, the complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility:
    Planning and Preparation (Domain 1)
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Wednesday, October 18

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  2. page Important Info for Teachers edited {important info.png} Priorities get crazy when you teach - you have lessons to plan, papers to gra…
    {important info.png} Priorities get crazy when you teach - you have lessons to plan, papers to grade, the students to guide, .... oh and a personal/family life as well. Here are some things to help you put things in order. They are a MUST read for ALL Teachers and might be worth revisiting from time to time throughout your career!
    A Teacher’s Guide to Working With Principals - Seven secrets to a healthy relationship with your boss.
    READ: The Myth of the Super Teacher - Remember the story of the Mayonaise Jar!
    WATCH the video: The Myth of the Super Teacher - Roxanna Elden, Hialeah High School teacher. Every new teacher needs 3 things. Find out what they are!
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Friday, February 5

  1. page Holiday Math edited ... More heart graphs with equations at Desmos.com - https://www.desmos.com/mathogram# Valentine…
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    More heart graphs with equations at Desmos.com - https://www.desmos.com/mathogram#
    Valentine's Day for Math Nerds - video of graphs associated with Valentine's Day! - http://mashable.com/2013/02/19/8-cool-applications-math/#
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    tutorials - http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2013/02/paper-hearts.htmlhttp://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-hearts.html
    Feb 14 is George Ferris' birthday - the inventor of the classic (and often romantic) ride - the Ferris wheel - that bears his name.
    History of the Ferris Wheel - http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/ss/theme_park.htm
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    The Mathematical Magic of the Fibonacci Numbers - http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibmaths.html
    Explore Pascal's Triangle on your SMART Board - download the Notebook file: {PascalsTriangle.notebook}
    · Unit Origami by Tomoko Fuse, Japan Publications Trading Company, 1990. ISBN 0-87040-852-6
    · Joyful Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse, Japan Publications Trading Company, 1995. ISBN 0-87040-974-3
    · Origami Resource Center – http://www.origami-resource-center.com/

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Monday, November 16

  1. msg TrianCal message posted TrianCal http://TrianCal.esy.es - Open in Google Chrome. (Triangles online calculator developed by Jesu…
    TrianCal
    http://TrianCal.esy.es - Open in Google Chrome.
    (Triangles online calculator developed by Jesus S.)
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/V2IV7lY52mA

    I propose this free online calculator triangles without advertising to help students with geometry, not exercising, because their calculations formulas are not displayed. It is designed in a didactic way to check and view the
    exercises.

    TrianCal is online calculator triangles that works with any combination of values including sides, heights, angles, the area or perimeter of any triangle, calculating it with the minimum possible value (typically three).

    Other functions:
    - Draw the triangle (s) with GeoGebra.
    - Set the range of values allowed into each element.
    - The type of angle.
    - The type of triangle by its sides and angles.
    - Selection of language (English or Spanish).
    - Select and angles [degrees (°), Radians, Degrees, minutes and seconds (°
    '") or degrees and minutes (°')] is.
    - Number of decimal places to show in the results (0-15).
    - You can use the arrow keys and the Tab key to navigate through the
    settings.
    - Drop-down menu to select values comfortably.
    - Create a link (URL) to the current triangle.
    - An icon mail to communicate with the author.

    NOTE: You must use the Google Chrome browser to display correctly TrianCal.

    Examples of possible combinations:
    - The area, perimeter and other data (side, height or angle), if the outside
    equilateral triangle would not need the third data.
    - 2 angles and other data (if the value of the other data is not put aside
    the value of "a" at the time of drawing the triangle is 10).
    - One hand, one high and one angle.
    - 3 heights.
    - 3 sides.
    - 2 heights and perimeter.
    - Any other combination of values.
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Friday, August 7

  1. page Hands-on Lessons edited {clinometer.png} ... Geometry - When Indirect Measurement with TRIG When teaching geometry…
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    Geometry - WhenIndirect Measurement with TRIG
    When
    teaching geometry
    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step-by-step directions. Let them problem solve.
    Divide the students into teams of 3-4 students, give each group a 100' tape measure, clinometer, calculator, paper, and pencil, they set out to find the height of a building, the height of a lamp post in the parking lot, or other tall objects available. Going outside and doing "real life" problems seem to be motivating for most students.
    Tip: Show them how to use a clinometer and make sure that they look at their measuring tapes and find the "zero" and can read the measures. I have found that even high school students need to go over this - they don't do it much anymore at home! Take the time to do this.
    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step by step directions. Let them problem solve. (See CCSS Math Practice #1)
    WantIndirect Measurement with Similar Triangles
    Want
    to do
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    measuring with Similarsimilar triangles using
    Download an activity as a Word document {Indirect Measurement Lab.docx} or a .PDF {Indirect Measurement Lab.pdf}
    1. PJ - Calculus - This lesson is an introduction to finding volumes of revolution. By the end of the lesson students should be able to
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  2. page Hands-on Lessons edited ... After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't…
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    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step by step directions. Let them problem solve. (See CCSS Math Practice #1)
    Want to do some indirect measuring with Similar triangles using shadows or mirrors - click this link for more - INDIRECT Measurement
    Download an activity as a Word document {Indirect Measurement Lab.docx} or a .PDF {Indirect Measurement Lab.pdf}
    1. PJ - Calculus - This lesson is an introduction to finding volumes of revolution. By the end of the lesson students should be able to
    Visualize and determine the best method in order to find the volume of the revolved solid
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