2016 – The Year I Switched Schools

I haven't blogged in a year. A lot has changed since then. In June, I finished my fourth and final year at Chelsea High School and in September, I started at Dearborn STEM Academy. As I reflect on my year as a teacher, the decision to leave the only teaching job I've ever had was … Continue reading 2016 – The Year I Switched Schools

What do you think when you see … ?

I've fallen behind in the MTBoS blogging initiative, but my one day weekend turned into a four day weekend thanks to some well-timed snow, and it's time to catch up! This year, I have been preoccupied with how students forget so much, so quickly. This year, I am teaching AP Calculus, which means that I am … Continue reading What do you think when you see … ?

13. Thirteens

Source: NRICH Maths – Elevenses Why did we choose this problem? Good Play With Your Math problems: involve some sort of “play” before choosing a specific strategy. have a low floor (accessibility and entry point) have a high ceiling (need for more complex mathematics) have a succinct, accessible, intuitive wording and visualization This problem meets … Continue reading 13. Thirteens