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  • New Member

    Posted by Tina Peck on November 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Math 8 Algebra1 teacher

    From Saratoga Springs, NY been teaching for 32 years.

    I joined to improve my  instruction, provide more student centered problem solving experiences to help my students become better thinkers and better at solving g problems.

    Jon replied 3 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    November 17, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Hi @TinaPeck

    Fantastic! I’ve seen you learning at the Virtual Summit over the last 36 hours. Fantastic!

    Wondering, what does a typical math lesson look like currently for you and your students?

  • Tina Peck

    November 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I definitely do not believe in the “factory” model of teaching by lecture, especially for middle school math. I do lecture somewhat but I also implement partner and group activities. I do challenge my students but not sure I provide enough problem based learning. I try to use  many professional resources that I find on twitter, open middle, youcubed, Robert Kaplinsky, and others. I implemented vertical learning lasts year and loved it so I went and bought three more large dry race boards but after watching the virtual summit realize I do need some improvement in that aspect. My goal is to get my students to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. 

    Not all my lessons follow the same format but some lessons may follow a typical format & might include a bell ringer, go over homework if any, quick lesson with notes or graphic organizer, the homework. I often mix it up with games, vertical learning, scavenger hunts, DESMOS activities, QR code activities and more.

    • Jon

      November 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Hey Tina, 

      Looks like you’ve got a well rounded program there! We’ll be chatting tonight on the Live Q and A about vertical surfaces. Do you have time to join?