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...

Barbie Bungee 2014

It appears that Fawn and I did this lesson on the same day… again. We teach over 100 miles from each other, but we appear to have some type of ESP that only affects the snarky. Anyway. Twice in the last three months, I have told a room full of teachers and...

The Barbie Bungee

Man! My life has been a blur the last 2 week! A few things before I start: I’m unaccustomed to writing math-centered posts (which you’ve noticed if you read anything prior to the Mullet Ratio). Though I’m still pretty green, I’m thrilled to be...

Dear Erin

What follows is an email I sent back to Erin, a teacher who read the book and this blog and rightfully had some questions. I (and John) are thrilled that Classroom Chef has opened us to have these conversations more often.   Hi, Erin. I’ve been sitting on...

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...