## Why We Must Model The Interconnections in Math

An Example of Tricks and Quick Fixes Leading to a Dead End Recently, my students were just starting their weekly assessment that interleaves/spirals our math learning goals from the year. The first problem was taken directly from an EQAO Standardized Test open response release question about unit rate: My students have been working with ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning delivere...

## Two Groups of Math Students I Created in My Classroom

Check out a recent talk I gave in regards to the two groups of students I used to see forming in my math classroom each year or jump to a written summary: http://youtu.be/A3FKdAXkv5I When I was in school, I can remember a distinct lesson framework that I could recognize in most every math course: Take up homework; Learn New Definitions, Formulae, Procedures/Algorithms; Do a b...

## Desmos Math Journey: Representations of Linear Relations

Using Desmos to Create Interactive Math Investigations Just recently, I have really been extending the effectiveness of inquiry/discovery based learning in my classroom by having students work at the whiteboards around my room. Students in grade 9 applied math are usually disengaged in math class because they have likely struggled with mathematics in elementary school. While I'm thoroughl...

## Interleaving Number Sense & Algebra Concepts

Making Math Fun Through Curiosity, Collaboration and Failure Yesterday was our first class after the Ontario weeklong March Break. I had plenty of time while travelling to reflect on what new approaches were working and what areas I needed to work on. Most recently, I have been trying to focus on making math tasks contextual, visual and concrete while also modelling the interconnectedness of ...

## My Digital Assessment Workflow With Google Drive & Sheets

Assess, Evaluate and Document All Digitally With Google Apps Recently, I wrote a post summarizing and sharing my modification of the work shared by Alice Keeler & Jon Orr involving gamifiying standard based grading. Since I wrote that post, I have added a few new features to the Google Sheet I shared and have integrated a pretty convenient digital workflow to collect, review, assess and provid...

## Problem Solving With Super Bear – A Spiralled/Interleaved Approach

Spiralling Through the Curriculum With (too much?) Structure Yesterday, I shared a task template I created for Dan Meyer's Super Bear 3 Act Math Task colleagues from the Math Twitter Blogosphere (#MTBoS): Super Bear 3 Act Math Task Template is now up. Feedback? —> http://t.co/QAboGiKKDn #MTBoS @ddmeyer @mathycathy @mr_stadel @robertkaplinsky— Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) March...

## Join Me on March 9th for a FREE @OTF_PD Connect Webinar

Introducing Measurement With the 4-Part Math Lesson Framework This coming Monday March 9th, 2015 from 7:30pm - 9pm, I will be hosting a free Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF) online webinar in the OTF Connect series. This webinar is part 2 of the 3 part series: Incorporating the 4-Part Math Framework Into Your Lesson In this OTF Connect Series, you will be introduced to a math l...

## Connecting Relationships to Multiple Strands

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...

## 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...

## Standards Based Grading 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 @Regan_B...

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