Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s that easy?

XVII + XII = XLV Pretend these are all toothpicks.  Or matches, or pencils, or whatever.  Pencils worked for me, because I had 20 of them a lot of counter space. I also wrote it on the board.  I told … Continue reading

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I need 2012’s days to be downward-opening parabolas…

Two-day test tomorrow.  Is that like saying “yesterday test today?”  But it’s Monday!  How can I have a Tuesday test on Monday?  No no silly, it’s tomorrow.  But it’s two days, so on Wednesday, it’s not twosday anymore!  WTF.  Why … Continue reading

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Oh, grades, what am I going to do with you….

So I gave a quiz today, that didn’t count at all toward the grade.  I said “I’m just doing this to get a feel for where we are, how much more material to cover before break, and how thorough to … Continue reading

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Lists, Infinite Sums…

I’m not sure where I was going with this post.  I had an idea at school, and I wrote “blog about infinite sums and lists” on a post-it, and stuck it to my laptop.  So here I am, not really … Continue reading

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kids these days….

Hello world, I need advice. I had a 30 point test.  We’re on solving systems of equations, by graphing and by substitution (elimination next week).  But anyway, I had 3 questions on the front page to solve by graphing. For … Continue reading

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2x + 4 does NOT equal 6x.

And this is the type of thing I have to correct on the “completing the squares” test in Algebra 2.  Algebra 2.  Still combining constants and variables.  Maybe not the strongest math students, OK, but this has been a foundation … Continue reading

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Holy Lesson Planning Made Easy, Batman!

So my recent inner battle with these flowcharts has just been decided.  It’s a little map for ME as well as a summary of the section for the students.  Sure, I’ve gotta explain what each part of the chart means … Continue reading

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