## A Timeless Classic

Who knew teaching students in the virtual environment would be so difficult? The struggles range from getting students to turn on their cameras to trying to get them working in…

## Question of the Day

I am a high school teacher in Sonoma, California. I primarily teach Freshman Algebra 1, but I am also teaching a section of Algebra 1 for students who need to…

## Using Participation Checks to Promote Turn-Taking in Teams

During the 2019-2020 school year, my CPM Teacher Research Team decided to center our work around active listening and turn-taking. Most of our work ended up focusing more on turn-taking,…

## Better Whole-Class Discussion Follows Good Team Discourse

During the 2019-20 school year, my fellow TRC collaborators and I set out to support stronger whole-class discourse in our high school math classrooms. My TRC group believes supporting better…

## Using Sociograms to See Trends in Team Discussions

Our TRC team is conducting research on equal distribution of talk in teams. Before the school year started, our team decided to use sociograms to collect data on equal talk. …

## Digging Deeper into Division with Rationals

I have been studying how to get more kids involved in our math lessons. I feel like sometimes they get bogged down by the number of words on the page,…

## Math Curiosities, Part 2

In my previous post on Mathematical Curiosities (www.imath.us/math), I wrote that I would explain in more detail later. So, here are a few of the experiences I have had utilizing…

## Math Curiosities, Part 1

In a recent blog, I wrote about the idea of a “Free Form Friday” that I have been employing on Fridays in my classroom (you can read about it here:…

## Math Talks, Part 2

In a recent blog, I wrote about Math Talks and how they are such a vital piece of student success in math class (see previous post at https://imath.us/2018/12/26/math-talks-part-1/). Beyond basic…

## Making the Most of a Pairs Check

I was genuinely hesitant about using a pairs check in my classroom, because I was not sure my students knew how to “check” and give feedback. If we were practicing…