## 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...

## 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 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...

## How Lesson Failures Can Still Provide Value

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...

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

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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