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A class excited about logs

17 January, 2014 (11:21) | Alg 2, Lesson idea, Success YES!, Technology | By: Glenn

[I really need to return to blogging. My lack of focus on reflection has hampered me this semester, and I need to fix that. To that end, I am making a commitment to blog and to jog. Those are the foci this year of the ellipse that is my world.] Yea, how often does that […]

#MyFavFri – Learners teaching themselves Completing the Square

1 February, 2013 (13:51) | Advanced Algebra, Alg 2, Success YES! | By: Glenn

  Yea, that’s right. I just had 2 classes in a row teach themselves and others how to complete the square with circles and ellipses. How did I accomplish this miracle, because I really do consider it to be a miracle. In my Advanced Algebra Class we have the following problem called, creatively enough, The […]

AP Stats: You mean we need to understand the formula sheet?

18 December, 2012 (19:35) | APStats | By: Glenn

My AP Stat class has been frustrating me the last couple of weeks. They have been very blah. Not interested in being aggressive in their learning, not thinking about the formulas for stats, and in general willing to just sit there and expect the knowledge to jump into their heads with no effort. It came […]

Nicest thing that has ever been said to me.

4 November, 2012 (16:50) | Personal | By: Glenn

A little background before I explain what was said to me. I was part of an IREX grant program that brings teachers from other countries to the US to learn about education, etc. My part of this was to host a teacher from Jordan for 6 weeks in my classroom 2 times per week, and […]

My thoughts on #TMC12 & overcoming myself

2 August, 2012 (12:20) | Personal | By: Glenn

I am rather late to the gate with these thoughts, in large part because I drove (well, rode my motorcycle) to St. Louis from Reno, which took 4 days to get home. More on that in a different post when I do the math from the trip video. If you ask one of the teachers […]

Using Evernote to make vacation record keeping a snap

10 July, 2012 (16:53) | Technology | By: Glenn

First off, I am a math teacher, so I think it goes without saying I am incredibly … detail oriented … anal … and, possibly, a pain in the butt (depending on when you ask my wife.) I absolutely have to save every single receipt from vacation, reconcile with Quicken within 10 hours of arriving […]

Does WalMart really have the cheapest prices

22 June, 2012 (21:04) | APStats | By: Glenn

My AP Stat learners had a project for their final exam, it was very straightforward. In our area, we have 4 grocery stores. If you click the image, you will see the larger image that shows on 2 exits of the freeway the four stores (Scolari’s is a local chain) and on the far right […]

Chain notes as a pre-learning activity in AP Stats

9 February, 2011 (22:02) | APStats, SLF | By: Glenn

Today I tried something I have never done before. I used a “chain note” activity as a pre-learning exercise. In case you don’t know what a chain note is, I will explain. A chain note is a note started by one person, and continued by another. In this case, I had an envelope with an […]