# 3-Act Task: Make It Rain!

Standards: 3.OA.A.3 4.NBT.4 4.NBT.5 6.RP.A.1 Act 1 What do you notice? What do you wonder?

# Numberless 3-acts

On Wednesday I posted a 3-act task that I planned to use in my class the next day. Here’s how it went… Act 1 asked students to watch a video and record what they noticed and what they wondered. As … Continue reading

Student engagement is a funny thing. On twitter I’ve been pretty critical about using extrinsic rewards to increase student engagement. Me to extrinsic rewards for engagement. I just can’t get behind it, but open to being wrong https://t.co/jFviTCJZdN pic.twitter.com/nJeRISGREN — Andrew … Continue reading

# 3-Act Task: The Doubling Die

Standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.C.5 – Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability … Continue reading

# 3-Act Task: Train Station Construction

Train Station Construction Act 1: What do you notice? What do you wonder? Questions: How many tiles are missing in each design? How many total tiles are in each design? Act 2: There are 20 unfinished tile designs in the … Continue reading

# #MTBoS Mod: 3-Act Edition

One of the missions of this blog is to take the work of the amazing online community of math teachers known as the MathTwitterBlogoSphere (MTBoS) and to show what modifications are made for students with disabilities.  I call it the … Continue reading

# School-wide Mathematics Activity – Estimation Station

Almost seven years ago I tweeted this: Fast forward several years, one on-going pandemic including sanitized groceries, and we have revived the “Estimation Station” as a school-wide mathematics activity. Here’s how we are doing it!

# An Inch Wide and An Inch Deep: A Call To Action

One of the most popular ways to critically describe mathematics education in the United States is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” The TL;DR is that most mathematics education focuses on too broad an array of topics with a … Continue reading

# Cost-Benefit Analysis

It’s the start of a new school year and one of my personal goals this year is to get back into blogging. Reflection is a key part of my pedagogical practice and this blog serves that purpose. Another reason is … Continue reading