Monthly Archives: November 2011

Monty Hall, we meet again…

So I knew in my heart that I needed to really get focused on lesson planning, preparing quizzes, activities, etc…but what the heck, let’s go watch some TV instead.  Why would I possibly watch anything other than Jeopardy! at 7?  Who … Continue reading

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My class is a business

So here’s my plan…Starting sometime, maybe for the 3rd quarter (look, just enough time to get momentum then be shooed away!) but probably for my eventual permanent classroom, I will run each of the classes as businesses.  Students are employees. … Continue reading

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Yep, that’s me…

So I went to a very nice restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.  With family I had not seen in a long time.  So many things for my mind to be racing about, but what do I think of? Well, if there … Continue reading

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

As I was sitting through the conferences tonight, I was thinking… Shouldn’t students be invited to parent-teacher conferences?  Maybe they are at some places, but not where I am.  They have a say in the matter, too, right?  I mean … Continue reading

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Voicemail

So I’ll admit something that I’m sure we’ve all felt… Sometimes you have to call someone back, and you know you have to so you do, but as the phone rings…and rings…you just hope that the voicemail will pick up … Continue reading

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When you walk through a dream but you know you’re not dreaming signore

Scusa me but you’ll see down in old Napoli that’s Amore! I’ve been looking at a lot of music-in-math-class videos…students make raps, rewrite lyrics, make up beats, have rap battles…and while these all seem well and good, I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Factor Frustration….

Not QUITE the same as “fraction frustration” but it’s close…for a completely different reason.  Though somewhat related, I’m sure.  So it’s sort of a new topic — factoring quadratics.  Fine, not everyone gets it right away.  I’m down with that, … Continue reading

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