Category: Teaching

The School Scheduling Issue

I’m sure you’re asking the same question I am: how did a second-year teacher get himself into the thorny knots of school scheduling? Well, first, I’m a data head. I like looking at structures...

Review presentations to wrap up the year

Throughout the semester, I have had my students create review presentations for each unit. They present just before the unit test as a formative presentation, then again at the end of the unit as...

How to write an exam

I returned to school last week after an unscheduled trip (family business) to find that my Math 9 exam was due into my department head and the admin … well, when I was away....

Grade 11 Parabolic Dish project

My Grade 11 class is studying conics… mostly somewhat dry stuff such as graphing and converting from general to standard form. My partner teacher Elena and I wanted to improve on the assignment given...

Math 9 area and perimeter challenge project

I did a little differentiated assessment recently in my Math 9 class, creating three different unit assignments to assign to different groups of students in my classroom, based on results from a unit diagnostic...

Math 9 Flipped Classroom Test Unit

For our last quick unit of the semester, my Grade 9 geometry class had an Algebra Review unit. The idea is to return to the algebra concepts introduced in Grade 8 in preparation for...