Friday, December 2nd, 2016

It increases student achievement. Students are responsible for their own learning. It increases retention. Students have a positive feeling toward the subject matter. It gives more time toward student learning. Students are active learners. It lowers student frustration and anxiety. It creates a sense of community among the students. Student self-esteem increases. It promotes communication … Continue reading “10 Reasons to have Your Students Work in Groups”

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

The three Problems in this first Investigation engage students in collecting and analyzing patterns in experimental data and in number sequences. They provide experiences with both linear and nonlinear phenomena and lay the groundwork for using mathematical functions as models of patterns and physical phenomena. Students encounter relationships, some linear and some nonlinear, that describe … Continue reading “Investigation 1 Exploring Data Patterns”

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Complex fractions can be really easy for my students if they have a solid grasp of dividing fractions.  When the students first see these problems, you can see the panic on their faces!  Once I give a few examples, the students feel much more comfortable.  Especially if they understand dividing fractions! Complex Fractions This is … Continue reading “Complex Fractions ISN 2016-2017”