Super Stairs

LinkSuper Stairs

Debrief

Deconstruct the experience. What are the three acts of this story? What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?

LinkDebrief

LinkCommon Core Modeling

“The basic modeling cycle is summarized in the diagram. It involves:

(1) identifying variables in the situation and selecting those that represent essential features,

(2) formulating a model by creating and selecting geometric, graphical, tabular, algebraic, or statistical representations that describe relationships between the variables,

(3) analyzing and performing operations on these relationships to draw conclusions,

(4) interpreting the results of the mathematics in terms of the original situation,

(5) validating the conclusions by comparing them with the situation, and then either improving the model or, if it is acceptable,

(6) reporting on the conclusions and the reasoning behind them.”

Secret Skepticism Survey

Whenever I’m sitting in your seat, sitting through some kind of professional development, I often feel a burning, secret skepticism, something that I keep to myself. I’m inviting you here to make that skepticism or question known (anonymously) to the rest of us.

LinkSecret Skepticism Survey

Homework

  1. Email a photo or a video that’s less than one minute long to dan@mrmeyer.com that you think will provoke a lot of questions. Deadline is 9PM tonight.
  2. Take the end-of-the-day survey.

LinkDay One Survey

Homework Rubric

  • +1 – It generates a question.
  • +1 – That question is guessable.
  • +1 – Answering the question requires more information.
  • +1 – The answer can be validated.

Intellectual Need Rules for the Road

LinkRules for the Road

LinkMagic Octagon

LinkChocolate Math

LinkPick a Point

LinkCircle-Square

fileIntellectual Need and Problem-Free Activity

fileIntellectual Need

fileRoman Mosaic

Perplexing Photos & Videos

LinkHow Perplexing Are They?

LinkResults

LinkOur Photos

Barbie Bungee

After watching the Teaching Channel video and reviewing these five handouts, what are ways the Barbie Bungee project can go wrong and how can you make sure it goes right?

linkTeaching Channel Barbie Bungee Lesson

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fileVersion #2

fileVersion #3

fileVersion #4

fileVersion #5

linkSurvey

Break Their Old Tools

FileSlope Formula

File2D Graphing

FileInequalities

FileSubstitution

FileMeasures of Central Tendency

FileHistograms

FileScientific Notation

FileAngle Labels

FileFactoring Trinomials

LinkReport Out

Just Add Need

fileMeatballs

filePots of Paint

fileShipping Routes

FileAngular Velocity

FileBead Store

FileBedroom Area

fileCheckerboard Borders

FileBrick Patio

FileCar Wreck

FileMarine Biology

FileMini Golf

FilePostal Service

FileRemote Control Car

filePenny Circle

Resources

LinkThree-Act Math Tasks

LinkVideo Story Problems (Primary Grades)

LinkGeoff Krall’s Problem-Based Learning Maps

Link101questions

LinkEstimation 180

LinkStandards-Based Grading

LinkWould You Rather Math

LinkClip Converter