# math

## Here is the problem…

The Discussion Board Prompt and my response.  The TPAK framework is here – it is a really interesting model and is not hard to read.  Dr. Penny has really had me fired up the past few weeks!! First, describe the topic or concept and explain why it is difficult for …

## The Grandaddy of Trig Identities!

The challenged was issued by the most brilliant of educators: BlueCereal – a genius among us smart folks!  He suggested a post about our favorite content – challenge accepted Mr. Cereal! I taught high school math for over 18 years before embarking on my current journey as a full time Ph.D …

## First Week of School!

In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to go to the Model Schools Conference in Washington D.C.  I got some nuggets to bring back to my school and classroom.  One of my colleagues picked up a golden nugget and shared it with me as we rode to the …

## An Open Letter to My New Students and Parents!

Hello Moms, Dads, and Guardians!  Greeting Students! I want to let you know how excited I am that I will be your PreAP Precalculus or Calculus teacher this year.  I have been hard at work all summer planning out the super great things that we are going to do and …

I have posted on Twitter a couple of times – but wanted to create a little bit more permanent way to share what I have been working on this summer. So here are the links to my school #edtech PD website and my #gamefication of Calculus.  Both of these are skeleton …

## Digital Learning Day!

Ok…so life happened and I haven’t been able to sit down and pour thoughts out into my blog nearly as regularly as I would like.  However its time to try and get back into some kind of writing routine (this is tough for us math teachers!)  Coming up really soon, …

## Using Prezi In Math Class

So…as a math teacher, sometimes finding really cool ways to incorporate fun stuff into class can be a little difficult.  Its a struggle to get the kids to show all of their work using paper and pencil, forget about it if they have to type it all in!.  But this …

## First Couple Weeks: Flip Math, Twitter, Google Docs, Knowmia and Football Matches

So we are into the first two weeks of the school year and things have gone fairly smooth.  Classes are going really well.  Most of the students are adjusting to the flip model and there have been lots of great interaction with other students and myself.  It continually amazes me …

## 2nd Year Flipping…

So the great experiment that was flipped math last year is now “new and improved” and upgraded to version 2.0!  I started using the flip model last year and went all in, flipping three different courses in a single year.  Wow!  What was I thinking when I decided to do …

## Back at IT!

So the school year is off and running again, wow!  Where did the summer go!!  Now that my summer is in the review mirror and my school year is the interstate in front of me, its time to put my focus back on the kids.  The question that I have …