In N Out

Today, Dana from one of my middle schools let me take over her first period and tackled Robert Kaplinsky’s In-N-Out burger task (with some modifications). Together, she and I re-created the Problem Solving Framework into a Google Doc. After some deliberation, we...

Back In The Classroom

One year, eight and a half months ago, I packed up my little hatchback with the last few boxes of classroom materials, hugged a few students, and left the classroom, not knowing when I’d return. There’s a chance — a slight chance — that I’ll be back...

Performance Tasks and performance tasks

Yesterday, something embarrassing happened. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Math department at one of my High Schools, working with Teacher.Desmos.com, building activities, and preparing to roll out Barbie Bungee to all the Algebra classes. Yesterday, I...

Barbie Bungee 2015

Resources at the end. Twelve Days Out In early May, Claire and I were talking about non-traditional math lessons to make her department more interesting. She’s already using Visual Patterns with Algebra students and is pleased with the spike in their reasoning...

Principal Vaudrey

Stacy, one my teacher sisters, shouted across the playground, “Why don’t you ask him? Mr. Vaudrey! Mariah has a question for you!” It was the end of the day, and I was walking back to my car as Stacy’s 4th graders walked to the bus. Mariah...