## TMC16 Speaker Proposal Press Release

We are starting to gear up for TMC16, which will be at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN (map is here) from July 16-19, 2016. We are looking forward to a great event! Part of what makes TMC special is the wonderful presentations we have from math teachers who are facing the same challenges that we …

## Arithmetic Sequences Activity

As I was driving to work today, I was trying to come up with an activity to practice working with arithmetic sequences. I had 8 practice problems on a worksheet, but I knew that wouldn’t be enough practice for my Algebra 1 students. I had thought about going and creating a Polygraph at the Desmos Teacher …

## My Cloud Organization Hydra

Well, it reared its ugly head again today. The multi-headed mess of digital organization that I have, that is. (Created from Creative Commons Pictures) I hate to say it, but Kate started me down the path today. @Mythagon @MrCBRobinson I use the “share” icon and then save to Pocket. I <3 pocket. — Kate …

## Given Time, Things Work

In between conferences last night, I was grading Algebra 1 papers. My students had an assessment over graphing (using a table), confirming that points on the line belonged to the equation graphed, and comparing a graph, a table, and an equation. By no means, is this the most exciting thing I teach in Algebra, but …

## INB Success

This is my third school year doing interactive notebooks (INBs) with my Applied Algebra and Algebra 1 courses. (I have chosen to not do them with Calculus – they get too particular about losing flexibility in their notes.) I was a reluctant convert. I had heard about them at TMC12 and wasn’t quite sure what all …

## An Activity that (Surprisingly) Worked

In my Applied Algebra class, we just finished a review of operations. As we were getting ready to assess on integer operations, rather than give a worksheet with practice problems, I wanted to do something a little more active. I have 13 students in my class, 11 of which have learning disabilities. On the way …

## September: Good Riddance!

I don’t like September. I kind of like August: getting to meet my new classes for the year, setting up my classroom for the year, and the whole new beginnings thing. But, September, I just don’t like you. The first assessment, where my freshmen realize that they don’t know how to properly prepare for an …