*Update: EquatIO is now FREE for teachers! EquatIO, by Texthelp, is now available in the Chrome Webstore. EquatIO is a Chrome extension that will allow you and your students to create math equations in Google Apps…. and other places. Today’s release only works in Google Docs and Google Forms but Google Slides and other web…

# Category: Math

## We Know Brad’s Wife – She Got Fired From the Cracker Barrel

Last week I blogged about a math problem about “Who the Heck is Brad” and his grooming. While Brad is of course nobody, apparently his wife is famous. After posting the problem several people messaged me with reference to the viral story of Brad’s wife who was fired from Cracker Barrel restaurant. The Math Problem is…

## Who The Heck is Brad?

Shift to Show Your Thinking In 2017 math instruction shifts from “do these math problems” to “explain your thinking.” This is a good thing. Photomath will show students the procedural steps to a math problem, technology has replaced “show your work.” Instead, we look for students having number fluency, being able to do a problem…

## Teaching Math with Google Apps Book

Teaching Math with Google Apps 50 G Suite Activities Diana Herrington and I have the book “Teaching Math with Google Apps: 50 G Suite Activities” finished. The cover is done and the book should be out very soon! If you follow me at all you know that I nerdy fangirl over Jo Boaler, so you…

## My Entire Math Book Is DOK 1

My Entire Math Book Is DOK 1 I taught High School math for 14 years. In looking back at the curriculum my district used, it was almost entirely DOK 1 and a little DOK 2. In other words, low critical thinking. In response to “when am I ever going to use this” we would assure students…

## 892 Quia Math Activities

Alice Keelers 892 Quia Math Activities As a math teacher, I typed up ALL my math curriculum into quia.com/web. Evidence that the entire math book and curriculum was pretty much DOK 1. By moving the exact same math problems off of paper and onto Quia I was able to change how my class operated. I use my…

## Easy Ways to Upgrade an Assignment from 1900 to 2017

Upgrade the Worksheet from 1900 I recently blogged about a student’s homework assignment that was 36 DOK 1 math problems. I looked up math homework from 1900 and it was pretty much IDENTICAL! So what are some easy things we can do to teach like it is 2017 and not 1900? 1. Use Bitmoji Maybe it…

## Are We Killing Students Love of Math?

Jo Boaler in her book Mathematical Mindsets describes math as “creative and visual.” I have a degree in math, I enjoy doing math problems. What I really enjoy is using my math to creatively solve problems, one of many reasons I have a love affair with spreadsheets. When I create and design a spreadsheet it…

## Type Your Math

Type Your Math As a math teacher I was 1:1 almost my entire teaching career. I try to be consistent that even when writing on the board or on paper that I would write out what the math would look like typed linearly. I asked the students to always write the linear version in addition…

## Upgrade the Worksheet: Place Value

Upgrade the Worksheet: Place Value I’m always looking for how we can use technology to make learning better, not just paperless. Instead of moving the worksheets online, upgrade them! In the above worksheet, the students are given numbers that have no connection to anything. What do these numbers represent? Why would students care about them?…

## Are The Students THINKING?

Are The Students THINKING? I am a fan of Robert Kaplinsky who has some great blog posts on Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Check out his new post ” Is Problem Solving Complex or Complicated?” We sometimes give students strategies to tackle problems, but then we risk the students focusing on the tricks/tips/strategy rather than really…

## Math Puzzle, Get Students Thinking

Math Puzzles, Get Students Thinking Google Home was just introduced, this allows you to shout out questions to the universe and have the answer spoken back to you. Wouldn’t it be interesting to get a Google Home for the classroom so students could shout out “Ok Google, what is the perimeter of a square with…

## Book: Teaching Math with Google Apps

Teaching Math with Google Apps Book Diana Herrington and I are finishing up the book “Teaching Math with Google Apps.” We have over 300 links, examples and resources in the book. If you are interested in being notified when the book is published please fill out the Google Form. In the meantime, follow the hashtag…

## TRUTH: I Have Anxiety About Math Facts

Fact, I have anxiety about math facts. I have a degree in math. I graduated college with honors. I got the highest score at my university on the Putnam exam, which is supposedly a big deal to get a non-zero score. I taught high school math for 14 years. I am the Queen of Spreadsheets….

## Time For A Change to Teaching Math

Time For A Change to Teaching Math Guest blog post by Venetia Ricchio (@Bellagio594) I want to change the way I teach. I see a lot of students mindlessly memorizing patterns and procedures without any understanding the math I teach them. Technology into the classroom has forced me to do less lecturing and be…

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