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Math Speed Dating: A Cooperative Learning Activity

I first tried Math Speed Dating in my class this year.  I had a double period to fill, and I had just read about it, and it seemed like it would be fun.  I had no idea it would be … Continue reading

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Math Scavenger Hunt: Cooperative Learning Activity

There is something about scavenger hunts that is captivating to a child. Something thrilling about searching for particular objects and checking items off a list in hopes of completing it before anyone else. The Math Scavenger Hunt takes these aspects … Continue reading

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Who Are My Students?

Teaching in the inner city in a low-income neighborhood, you get used to the same problems year after year. Unfilled positions.   Lack of subs. Inordinately large class sizes. Ornery kids taking advantage of the chaos. If there’s one thing a … Continue reading

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Meet the Teacher!

  Meet the Teacher day is coming up soon for many schools nationwide!!  This is our opportunity to set first impressions and begin positive relationships with students and their families.  Here is a great hands on activity that will dust … Continue reading

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