Exploring Relationships - Diagonal Length vs. Side Length of a Square

Connecting Relationships to Multipl...

Exploring the Relationship Between Diagonal Length and Side Length of a Square It's been a couple weeks since posting, so I thought I need to g...

Apply for Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015

Apply For Apple Distinguished Educa...

Hope I'll see you at the 2015 North American Institute! Every two years, the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program opens applications for ...

Standard Based Grading - Assessment Gamified With Badges

Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED Wi...

Improving My Learning Goal Based Assessment Approach Recently, Jon Orr shared his post called We Like Those Stinkin' Badges that took Alice Kee...

The 4-Part Math Lesson - Unpacking an Effective Mathematics Lesson

The 4-Part Math Lesson

Unpacking an Effective Mathematics Lesson When it comes to teaching mathematics, we often hear about effective strategies that could be useful duri...

iPad Tutorials & PD

Integrating iPad in Math - Peel District School Board Professional Development

Integrating iPads in Math – Peel District School Board

iOS Math and Productivity Introductory Session Saturday December 13th, 2014 Thanks for allowing me to learn with you today as we explore...

Connecting Relationships to Multiple Strands


Exploring Relationships - Diagonal Length vs. Side Length of a Square

Exploring the Relationship Between Diagonal Length and Side Length of a Square It's been a couple weeks since posting, so I thought I need to get back in the swing of things. I've been enjoying a really busy start to semester 2. I'm loving the implementation of the gamified assessment approach I've modified off of Jon Orr and Alice Keeler's work, the spiralled approach to teaching grade 9...


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Apply For Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015


Apply for Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015

Hope I'll see you at the 2015 North American Institute! Every two years, the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program opens applications for educators using Apple technology in transformative ways to join the community. Since I became an ADE in the class of 2013, I have been blessed to participate in a large number of learning opportunities offered by Apple and outside of the community d...


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Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges


Standard Based Grading - Assessment Gamified With Badges

Improving My Learning Goal Based Assessment Approach Recently, Jon Orr shared his post called We Like Those Stinkin' Badges that took Alice Keeler's idea of Levelling Up and Awarding Badges in her courses and gave it a twist to work with his math classes. We Like Those Stinkin' Badges! Gamify your Assessment Recording http://t.co/3xBXEUrULu #mtbos #mathchat #edtech @MathletePearce @R...


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The 4-Part Math Lesson


The 4-Part Math Lesson - Unpacking an Effective Mathematics Lesson

Unpacking an Effective Mathematics Lesson When it comes to teaching mathematics, we often hear about effective strategies that could be useful during a lesson, but there is little talk about what actually constitutes a complete and effective lesson from start to finish. In the following video (or jump to the summary below), I break down the 3-part lesson into 4-parts: http://youtu.be/fh...


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How Lesson Failures Can Still Provide Value


Introducing Subsitution With Crazy Taxi vs Insane Cab

Turning a Less Than Effective Lesson Into a Growth Opportunity Today, we extended our learning goal from the previous day from: I can find the point of intersection of two linear relations on a graph and interpret the meaning of the intersection point related to a real world situation. to the following learning goal: I can solve multi-step linear equations using a variety of too...


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Math Band: Are You Teaching Students To Cover or Compose?


Taliah's Hand on My Acoustic Guitar

Learning Math Was Boring, But So Was Learning The Guitar Throughout school, I was very interested in music. When my parents finally agreed to get me a guitar in grade 6, we also agreed that I should be taking some music lessons. I would bring my black Japanese Fender Stratocaster copy to the house of my guitar teacher each week for my 30 minute lesson. My teacher, Gary had a beautiful Gi...


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How to Ensure Twitter IS The Best Teacher PD


How to Ensure Twitter IS The Best Teacher PD

A Gentle Push Is Better Than A Hard Shove I believe Twitter is a better way to deliver professional development when the teacher is invested in their own learning. If a teacher is active on Twitter, they are receiving more professional development benefit than a teacher who is only attending traditional professional development training. That said, it might seem like a great idea to requi...


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Creating Math Through Graphing Stories


Creating Math Through Graphing Stories

How Graphing Stories Allow My Students to Create As we enter our 4th unit in my grade 9 applied math class, students have discovered measurement relationships; linear and non-linear relationships/correlation; and characteristics involving proportionality. We are now beginning to extend the concept of proportional relationships to linear relationships both with and without an initial value....


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Growing My Descriptive Feedback Skills


Descriptive Feedback Made Easy in Google Classroom

Teacher-Student Relationship, Growth Mindset and Google Classroom Help To Make It Work I just received an email from my good friend and colleague, Jay Lynn from the Student Success Team in my district. He'll be working with some math teachers later this week and was curious regarding my use of descriptive feedback in math. With his expertise in effective teaching strategies from an Englis...


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Visualizing Proportional Reasoning: Working With Ratios and Proportions


Proportional Reasoning 3 wins to 1 loss Ratio Example

Solving Proportions With The Toronto Maple Leafs Win:Loss Ratio As we began the Proportional Reasoning unit in my MFM1P Grade 9 Math Course, I was beginning to struggle with an idea to extend the idea of visualizing mathematics concepts into ratios, rates, and proportions. What I came up with was using a visual representation of Toronto Maple Leaf wins and losses in order to help scaffold stud...


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