You’re in the final stretch. State tests and final exams are done and now you have a week (or more!) left to engage your students. What are you going to do? I’ve been there! My choices have usually been the traditional poster project or teaching an additional unit. Poster projects
During our Emanant Wellness, workshop Start on Purpose, we encourage attendees to “explore purpose.” It struck me that most of the exploration is hindsight. We are chiefly uncovering clues (or “data,” as I dorkily like to say), from out past, and then adding context and insight to see where “how we
In many dynamic designs and artworks, one dominant aspect is the first to claim your attention. Known as a focal point, it provides you with a way to access the page or the canvas. Once you are “in,” you can look around, making instinctual connections between pieces to get
Do you celebrate Pi Day with your students? I think taking a break from routine and celebrating this special number is a great way for kids to have fun and and celebrate math all at the same time. If you’re looking for something new to try, check out the activities
Here’s a toddler fave: Nygel’s Walk!
Slope it taught in just about every course from seventh grade on up. It’s a fundamental concept that is linked to so many other topics, so it’s essential for students to have a solid understanding of slope. If you are looking for some new ideas, here are five of my
Looking for an activity idea for factoring polynomials? These “Factoring Brochures” are simple, yet one of my favorite projects. This project is described in my Algebra 1 Polynomials and Factoring Unit. Many people have asked for samples and I was excited to find some during a recent clean-out! All students
I saw this video a while back and thought it was amazing. It shows an experiment which covers the gratitude and happiness connection. I have been a dabbler in perusing research on the science of happiness, and focusing on gratitude and having our kids learn and adopt an attitude of gratitude is