A Number Sense Game for 5.NF.5

So, I am the project manager for a special task force commissioned by the GA Department of Education.  In short, our job is to create and produce videos that will help K-12 math teachers better understand and teach particular math standards.  The specific standards for each grade level were identified by GA teachers themselves. One […]

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Unraveling the Arithmetic and Algebraic Roots of Binomial Multiplication using Multiple Representations

Okay, so this is long overdue.  My first official blog entry.  I’ll admit – I have long been the lazy type, satisfied with the reflection that occurs internally (in my head) after teaching a great math lesson.  But since meeting and hanging out with cats like Graham Fletcher, Mike Wiernicki, and Jenise Sexton, I’ve realized […]

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Arcade Basketball Insanity

Act I (Click the image below to play the video clip) Anticipated student question: How many more shots will he (the man on the far left) make before time expires? Using a number line, make a low and a high estimate.  Then make a “just right” estimate. Act II Information needed: Act III Watch the […]

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