21st Century Math? Day One

Well, y’all wanted to hear about my class.  I had thought about tweeting about it later, but there are so many questions that ir raised with me that I figured I was better off blogging.  Please feel free to either comment and/or tweet me (@Mrs_LHenry).  I would really like to have discussion on some of these points. I am not totally sure what I was expecting to get out of this class.  I guess I expected to learn some new software/websites/programs to help teach math better.  Here’s how my day went:The first two hours were spent between the housekeeping stuff, all of introducing ourselves, an update on the Core Curriculum, and being told that we should have a web presence and having PowPak and Moodle introduced to us.  We had also spent time with Pow Pak and Moodle in my 21st Century Tools class last week.  Then a second year teacher presented for about an hour and a half about […]

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Mid-Career Crisis

Well, I have finally up and done it.  I have started blogging.  I suppose this was bound to happen.  I suppose I ought to give a bit of an introduction and why I’m here, but it will take some time.  So, I’ll start with the homework issue that we started with last night. I have taught for 18 years – all but one at the high school level.  I spent last year (08-09) teaching 7th and 8th grade math and I had also taught 8th grade math earlier in my career at a 7-12 high school.  I have never been really happy with how I’ve done homework.  In reality, there are a lot of things I’m not happy with at the moment (hence the title), but I’ll get into those over the next few weeks. I had started on Twitter in the fall and winter, but got away from it in the spring – things had gotten too busy and […]

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