Got this idea from a post I read online during my #MTBoS30 daily reading. I love how much I am learning and reflecting on my own practice by doing this 30 day challenge.
1.) Deleting My Textbook – here is a post where the author discusses her admiration of Dan Meyer. It is funny because @mrsforest and I have a similar affinity for his approach. I want to adopt his verve and find new ways of thinking about and pondering about things with my students. I feel like they have lost their curiosity with the world and that is sad at such a young age. How can I revive it?
2.) DESMOS Activity Builder – I read about this through this post. I guess it is time to update my DESMOS PD to include the activity builder :). I am sad that just as I was getting into my stride with using DESMOS in my Algebra classes and receiving a classroom set of Chromebooks for daily use they assigned me to Geometry for the year 😦 HOWEVER, that is not an excuse to stop my learning.
3.) I think I would like to create a bank of fun math talks to use for upcoming years. This Tweet inspired me to think about a fun guessing game that could be applied in other forms like plane figures and solids.
4.) While on the Facebook group for BreakoutEDU I found this fun little website, brilliant.org. The puzzles are fun and I might be able to find items for my math talk bank for next year.
5.) O – M – G – I need these for next year when I teach area and volume! Crazy Forts!