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Showing posts from July, 2012

Fraction Division

I never REALLY understand why we flip the 2nd fraction in fraction division problems. Never questioned it seriously until I became a teacher. I definitely want to thank an outstanding Math Facilitator in Mrs. Janet Tomlinson who allowed me to discover the meaning for myself. 

Inspiring Words of the Day:
"Use adding machine tape to illustrate absolute value"
"Warn students before stopping time for an activity or task"
"Can use a double number line to demonstrate proportional relationships"
Simple reminder to students about Interquartile Range (IQR) = "How long is that box?"

Professional Development

This is what we do during math training. 

Inspiring Words of the Day:
"Confusion is the moment before understanding"
"See the regularity, then write the formula"
"Essential questions should be arguable!"