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 don’t usually post pictures or video of students, but these guys (Edgar on ukelele and Mau looking on) gave their permission. The jam took place at the Ambassadors booth at ASOMEX (a soccer tournament our school hosted) when tapioca…

This post is a reflection on my strategies for student learning (Domain 5) for the American School Foundation of Monterrey Track 1 project. This has been my most difficult reflection to write, and I admit that when I first perused at the reflection questions (on student work data, self and peer assessment, life-long learning skills, and values education) my reaction was that I don’t do those things–there’s no time in a math classroom! However, after a couple days of reflection and a dig through my files for the year, I in fact have used strategies such as self-assessment and modeling life-long learning skills.

At the beginning of this semester I asked my Pre-Calc 11 class to make two goals for their semester of math. I revisited those this week with a socrative Exit ticket survey. I wanted my students to self-assess their progress…

I recently learned about the tool Socrative, and have started using it in my math classes as a closure activity (something quick at the end of class for students to summarize the lesson and give me quick feedback). I’ll give…

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 pretty straightforward: once the students had…