I have previously written about my classes’ review lessons, in which a group of students presents each unit’s material in a 20-minute presentation the day before the unit test. These lessons have at times seemed quite effective (usually when the…

I think it’s time to look at a sample of my class notes! Here’s my grade 11 class on Thursday (notes are from Period 7, my second time teaching the lesson). We are covering the end behaviour of rational functions.…

Check out a Learning and Evaluation Situation for the Grade 8 Proportional Situations unit that I made with two McGill colleagues! The School Scale Model LES (5 Mb) The LES comprises of a complex task which asks the students to…

I recently took part in a group presentation in my Measurement and Evaluation class at McGill. Being the group of math teachers presenting to a non-math audience, we decided to tackle the idea of evaluating students through Situational Problems. If…

Here’s a situational problem I created for my Grade 10 math class: McCarthy Park. Designed for use around November-December in a Grade 10 Science-option math class in Quebec, it combines functions and quadratics. I used this successfully with my class…

Just another day in the life of your faithful secondary Math teacher. I prepared and taught a lesson on the zero product principle (if you multiply two things together and the result is zero, one or both of them must…