Monthly Archives: November 2010

>canceling terms

>In my last post I talked about how I work with students with negative signs.  I thought I’d continue with some thoughts about canceling terms.  I’m a big proponent of having students solve problem algebraically first before plugging in numbers. … Continue reading

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>SocCourt as a myth?

>SocCourt is my favorite sport. I play with one friend at least once a week and I’ve gotten good enough now that I feel safe in offering extra credit to students who can beat me.  This semester no students have even … Continue reading

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>Negative signs

>As a student I was very careful with my calculations.  I would hunt down every negative sign and make sure I didn’t make any mistakes when doing homework and tests.  As a teacher I started out trying to get my … Continue reading

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>Recording students

> This semester I’m trying two approaches in my teaching that both involve recording students. One has students using screencasting to turn in their homework and the other has students making pencasts of their group work. Screencasting Homework I’ve been … Continue reading

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