Monthly Archives: October 2012

Something Socratic

On the topic of making my class a bit more stimulating for the upper end… Today, I raided the dusty copy of Addison-Wesley Informal Geometry (1986) that was passed down to me from my predecessor who got it from his … Continue reading

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“Can we have more homework?”

Student: “Mr. Seris, can we have more homework.” Mr. Seris: (trying to wipe the weird look off of my face) “Sure, but why?” Student: “I just love math and I only have 3 problems tonight for homework and I want … Continue reading

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Fractions on Friday

Today was part two of comparing fractions in Prealgebra. I love fractions. I understand fractions and I desperately want kids to understand and love fractions as much as I do. okay, I like fractions a lot, love may be a … Continue reading

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This is what I am talking about

Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about when I say that I am searching for better. I love the idea of this lesson. It is a self-contained construction of a topic that will allow students to … Continue reading

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Right Now

So here’s my setup: My classes are flipped, meaning, I record my lectures and upload them to YouTube for the kids to view at home and they do the traditional “homework” in class. Here is the process: 1. I create … Continue reading

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First Things First

Well. It is time. I have been lurking on the blogosphere for long enough and I feel like I need to express myself. I want more. Something better. Something that is not broken or incomplete. Just…better. For a long time … Continue reading

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