MemberJuly 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm
I also teach 8th grade math and Algebra. My main reason for signing up for this academy was to find ways to address the lack of engagement from some of my 8th grade students that have not been successful in math in the past. I like the idea of spiraling but am trying to figure out how to do it without overwhelming them in content. I want them to notice and wonder and dive deeper into the math. I have been using 3 Act Math problems for a couple of years but only a few times each year. I also want to explore Desmos more as I think they have engaging activities that will engage my students.
Good luck on your journey and let me know if you would like to bounce ideas off of me.