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The stained glass quadrilateral project

My Math 9 class is studying quadrilaterals, and I wanted them to investigate how quadrilaterals could tile and create other shapes, so I found a project for creating stained-glass window designs from tiled quadrilaterals....

A lesson, unfiltered

The following is the narrative, in draft form, of an entire lesson given to my Period 1 Math 9 class last week. The notes were taken by my admin supervisor as part of my...

Jigsaw Group Activity

My Pre-Calc 11 class just finished up with a unit on transformations of functions, and I tried out a jigsaw group learning activity for two periods — let’s see what happened! My rationale was...

My classroom after one month

Isn’t it lovely? I have the students set up in groups of three, roughly facing the front but also inclined towards each other. Some of the students don’t seem to like the desks facing...

Diagnostic exams and data analysis

One of the neat things my new math department does is annual diagnostic exams. We administer a standard diagnostic to each student in the same course to determine their strengths and weaknesses and to...