The Land of Venn iPad Math App Review


The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense Opening Screen

The Land of Venn: Geometric Defense Now Available in the App Store! Since my recent blog post offering an opportunity to beta test The Land of Venn: Geometric Defense before it is released on November 6th, there has been a great amount of interest. I have also had a few people wanting to learn more about the game prior to expressing an interest to try the game in this Beta Test group. UPDA...


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I Did It… My Google Teacher Academy Application Video


Google Teacher Academy Video - Using Google Docs to Collaborate with Students in Class

Crossing Fingers I'll Be At The GTA in Austin, TX! It has been on my list for a couple years. I would set reminders in my calendar every couple weeks and time and again, I would have something very time-sensitive on my plate to take care of. This year, I made a commitment to follow through with applying to the Google Teacher Academy later this year in Austin, Texas and I'm happy to say th...


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Visualizing Two Variable Linear and Non-Linear Relationships


How to Graph Data Points on a Scatter Plot

Tables of Values, Graphing Scatter Plots, Describing Relationships and Making Predictions Although generally not the urgent student learning need in most classrooms, working with two-variable linear and non-linear relationships could also be made more visual to help students better understand some of the important pieces that will help with linear equations and beyond. As mentioned in posts pr...


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Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology


Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology

How Do We Ensure Students Can "Turn-Off" As an advocate for leveraging technology in the classroom where appropriate, I am also an advocate for ensuring students know that turning the screen off is a healthy necessity. This video really goes deep to ensure children, teenagers, and adults are aware of the negative effects of "too much" screen time. http://youtu.be/dRl8EIhrQjQ What are ...


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The Land of Venn Makes True Gamification a Reality


The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense iOS App Coming November

Primary Geometry Hidden In The Fun of a Game NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE: Get the App! If you're active in the social media scene, you've probably been contacted by websites, app developers and publishers interested in your thoughts on their product. I do my best to check out as many resources as I can, but it can be tough at times. A couple of months ago, I was asked to beta t...


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Caribou Contest Offers FREE Online International Math Contest


Caribou Math Contests for Grade 3-12 Students

Take Advantage of the FREE contest on October 15th, 2014 Looking for new ways to bring mathematics into your schools and classrooms? Consider the Caribou Math Contest. Offered online throughout the year, students can take part in an international math contest up to six (6) times throughout the school year. Best of all, the first contest of the year is FREE for all students from grade 3...


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Visualizing the Maximum Area of a 3-Sided Rectangular Enclosure


Visualizing Optimization - Maximizing the Area of a 3-Sided Rectangular Enclosure

Increasing Spatial Reasoning Skills: Optimization of Measurement Although maximizing the area of a 4-sided rectangular enclosure is usually considered quite basic for most students, understanding why maximizing a 3-sided rectangular enclosure does not yield a square can be more difficult. To help address this student learning need, here is the animation created for maximizing the area o...


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Visualizing the Maximum Area of a 4-Sided Rectangular Enclosure


Visualizing the Maximum Area of a 4-Sided Rectangular Enclosure

Increasing Spatial Reasoning Skills: Optimization of Measurement In the past, when introducing the concept of Optimization of Measurement, students would complete a series of investigations involving different lengths of rope, fence, etc. and would make connections from the table of values and graph they would produce. While I still intend to do some of the investigations, I want to make...


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Reviving the #ADEchat Twitter Hashtag Bi-Weekly on Tuesdays


#ADEchat is Back - Join @MathletePearce @mrhooker @elemenous on Twitter

First #ADEchat Tuesday September 30th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST I'm honoured to join Lucy Gray (@elemenous) and Carl Hooker (@MrHooker) for the revival of the Apple Distinguished Educator #ADEchat hashtag on Twitter! Every other Tuesday night on Twitter at 8PM EST (5PM PST), #ADEchat will be hosted by Apple Distinguished Educators across the globe to engage with the Global Educational Commu...


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Visualizing the Area of a Trapezoid Formula


Visualizing the Area of a Trapezoid Formula

Visually Understanding Area of a Trapezoid in Multiple Ways While some students are aware that they could find the area of a trapezoid by treating the shape like a composite figure, I wanted to help students better understand where the formula comes from with a visual aid. Here is the next video animation I created in my Visualizing Mathematics series: Visualizing the Area of a Trapezoid ...


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