## Did She Just Say, “Snowball fight?”

Did I catch your attention like I caught my students’ curiosity? So what does a snowball fight have to do with math? Let’s just say the idea came about because…

## How I Magnified Students’ Voices by Quieting My Teacher Voice

In one form or another, I have been working on student participation as part of my action research investigation with my CPM TRC (Teacher Research Corps) teams for three or…

## Portfolio Assessments with Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning

Even before remote learning, I had been considering different ways of assessing students in my Integrated Math 2 and Introduction to Statistics courses. I felt (and students agreed) that they…

## 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…