We are still in the “Data Analysis” unit in our Algebra 1 class and we are all set to talk about Correlation and Causality. I’ve got some great worksheets (yes, such a thing exists) but my ongoing concern is that I miss the opportunity for students to see math as meaningful. I really want to […]

# Algebra

From school years prior to 2013-2014

## A matter of data

I’m teaching an algebra unit called “Analyzing Data.” We’re doing basic stuff really and each year in the past its gone pretty well. But I’m not too great at doing the same thing each year. I tend to get bored once I feel like I’ve found one particular solution to a given problem. So this […]

## Triage: Preparing for the Algebra End of Course Exam.

I teach three Algebra classes this year. My first period is a class of six students who are taking Algebra again as Sophomores. This is my third year teaching this class. Each year we start with about 15+ students and each year we end with many less. I love teaching this class. They make me […]

## polleverywhere.com and generating student thinking / discourse

I discovered a really awesome tool called polleverywhere.com. It does what it’s name implies, it allows you to conduct a poll from anywhere. I am using it to collect student thinking in order to facilitate meaningful discussion. We used this wonderful activity created by my friend and colleague Jeff Crawford called, Mobile Networks. At this […]