How can you not love the visualization of numbers? It to me is so important that students can not only make graphs, but actually read them. I don’t think enough teachers & parents emphasize the reading and interpreting of graphs. Graphs tell a story and being able to interpret that story is such a wonderful…
My students always struggle with integers and more specifically, negative numbers. I am spending extra time this year preparing to teach it as well as resolving to come up with a good real-life activity. The difficulty with negative numbers is that it is actually a pretty abstract concept. What does -5 mean? You can’t give…
I love to create. I think it is what draws me to the internet incessantly and what has turned into being my favorite part of teaching – well 2nd behind interacting with the students. The idea of a blank slate and unlimited possibilities. Sitting and thinking, showering and thinking, driving and thinking, I am always…
7.SP.5,6,7,8 Students will be learning about probability by shuffling music in the digital music players.
Students will be reading graphs and explaining the stories they tell. They will then make a graph and story of something they enjoy doing.
7.G.6 Students will use volume and surface area to create and analyze which box is the best and most cost efficient solution.
Students will use proportions and proportional reasoning to accurately calculate how tall something is without actually measuring the height of that object – since it is really tall and they can’t!
Students will calculate quarterback passer ratings to determine which quarterback is better using algebraic substituting into equations.
7.RP.3 Students will compare the bubble blowing ability of regular chewing gum to bubble gum and find the percent of change between the two.
Students will watch a short shot-by-shot replay of one of LeBron’s games. They will then chart and analyze the data using number sense.
Students will discover an equation that will allow them to calculate the cost of a cell plan with variables involved using algebraic concepts. Students will have to do research to discover the costs.
Student’s will use number sense skills to determine if LeBron could have made more money going to Miami or staying in Cleveland.