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The Q*Bert Problem

Ah, new year, new math toys.  This time I finally fulfilled my math teacher imperative for cubes, figure 1. I had some ideas about what I wanted to do: something simple involving triangular numbers.  But with the cubes, I knew … Continue reading

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brain activity

Ah, the busy routine of the school year begins to settle in, and my perceived time for these ramblings diminishes.  But here’s what’s on the brain recently. Mr. Joe Math I’ve managed to keep a class blog going strong for … Continue reading

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first sbg assessment achieved!

My first SBG-styles assessment was last Friday.  I’m happy with my rubric that I talked about a few posts down… it has proved robust in terms of reserving top scores for truly outstanding work, while making the rest of the … Continue reading

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get your head out of the clouds, kid

For me, there is something about airplane passengerism that causes lofty ideas to bubble into my brain.  Recently I had the good fortune of visiting the largest of a certain isolated chain of volcanic islands and thus being afforded ample … Continue reading

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reading too much about SBG

I’ve been spending a good deal of my summer vacation reading education blogs.  Yes, it’s addicting.  But like others before me, I’ve become fascinated with Standards Based Grading.  This is the beginning of my description into this particular new world. First, … Continue reading

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courtyard dreamin

sitting in a courtyard at my alma mater and wanted to jot down a few thoughts. I logged into BetterLesson; they have a nice set-up for uploading and sharing curriculum. I recognized a few names from the few blogs I … Continue reading

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