## WIR #6 – Pythagorean Theorem, Equations, and Linear Relations

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom October 12th to 16th, 2015 The semester is flying by and I’m really happy with the progress students are making in their mathematical thinking, communication, and confidence. I was especially pleased this week when a student who had very low levels of confidence and was not engaging in the work, began taking risks by participating and both his confidence a...

## Week In Review #5 – Direct/Partial Variation & Solving Equations

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom October 5th to 9th, 2015 After three days out of the classroom, it felt great to be back working on some math with my students. This week, I wanted to explicitly discuss the difference between direct and partial variation linear relations and then start moving towards solving multi-step linear relations that involve collecting like terms, distribution and ...

## Week In Review #4 – Geometry & Linear/Non-Linear Relations

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom September 28th to October 2nd, 2015 I can't believe the fourth week of school has already come and gone. This week was a bit hectic as I was away on Tuesday and Wednesday engaging in professional development as a part of my role as Middle Years Collaborative Inquiry (MYCI) Lead for my district and again on Thursday delivering a keynote for the Carleton Ott...

## Tips Moving From Math Procedures to Understanding

Good At Math or Good at Memorization? I opened my inbox to the following email this morning: Hi Kyle, Scott Miller here. We met at the DVC Math Conference in February. In reading/watching your presentation "Two Groups of Math Students I Created in My Classroom" have you found students that are Not Good at Memorization, but do not struggle with unfamiliar problems? Have you gotten flack f...

## Week In Review #3 – Measurement, Linear Relations and Geometry

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom September 21st to 25th, 2015 Day #10 - Monday September 21st, 2015 Composite Figures Practice Today, I had intended to use a Knowledgehook Gameshow as a warm-up related to area of composite figures and then move into the Gas Guzzler 3 Act Math Task. Unfortunately, my timing was completely off as I had 7 questions and some students who were pretty eager t...

## Week In Review #2 – Spiralled Tasks & Assessment #1

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom September 14th to 18th, 2015 Day #5 - Monday September 14th, 2015 Two-Variable Relationships: Candle Burning Today was the first day that most of our regular apps were installed on the iPads. It was good timing, because I wanted to explore some more concepts related to two-variable relationships. Since I am spiralling the course, I intend to avoid giving...

## Week In Review #1: Welcome to Gr 9 Academic Math

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom Week #1 - September 8th-11th, 2015 I love posting reflections after lessons in my classroom, but often struggle to find the time to do it. This year, I'm going to try to give a short summary of what we were up to during the previous week. It might not be super detailed, but I hope it has enough meat to outline what we are up to in Grade 9 Academic Math at ...

## Curious Math: Foundations of Math is LIVE on @iTunesU

A Collaborative Collection of 3 Act Math Tasks for Gr 6-10 ENROL IN COURSE Recently, Jon Orr and I were talking about the struggle to easily share our 3 Act Math Tasks with colleagues both near and far. Our current setup was limited primarily to posting a summary of our tasks on our blog; including streaming video, some images, and even PDF files from time to time. After leading a number of wo...

## My Responses on EdTechTeacher’s #ETTChat

Recently, I was asked to participate in EdTechTeacher's #ETTChat series where featured speakers from their upcoming iPad Summit in Boston this November could share their thoughts on a number of educational topics. Here's my responses originally shared on the EdTechTeacher website: Here at EdTechTeacher, we take pride in the fact that all of our Instructors and Presenters have been experienced c...

## Creating Interactive Math Tasks With Google Sites

Recently, I wrote a post summarizing the Stacking Paper Tasks multi-touch book for iBooks. If you had a chance to download the multi-touch book, you'll notice that it is interactive and collaborative leveraging embedded padlet walls for students to share out their work. However, I've had some folks on Twitter asking how they could do something like this without an iPad: @MathletePearce Any sug...

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