You might want to look at a webquest used by another teacher on the pyramids of Egypt---just for ideas of how to organize:
http://users.wcvt.com/tiggr/ Mr. Pitonyak's Pyramid Puzzle. He divides the class into groups of 4, each…"
"So what ideas can we share on making math class more engaging? I've been mulling this over and came up with a few half-ideas.
It's almost impossible to have brilliant, non-routine classes every day, but maybe once a week? Teaching…"
"Enjoying all the comments! To throw another idea into the mix, what do you think of pay raises tied to Master's degrees? I found this quote:
"States spend millions of education dollars each year rewarding teachers for earning advanced…"
"This is a partial answer to Sydia Sterling's question below.
For one thing, the vocabulary of mathematics can be confusing, with some words meaning one thing in a mathematical context and another in everyday settings. Symbols can look alike,…"
Do your students struggle with comprehension or vocabulary development? Looking for ways to integrate literacy in your instruction? This group will explore issues related to literacy in middle school science and mathematics.
Join us on Monday, June 8 at 3:30pm EST at TappedIn as we delve into the MSP2 science and math wiki pages - Math Publications andScience Publications. Not only will you be introduced to some of the best online resources for middle school math and science, you'll be able to provide guidance on what issues, concepts, and topics MSP2 should write about next. You'll…See More
"Interesting science books! But you may be a math teacher looking for literature that can introduce students to a topic, set the stage for a problem, or give them another perspective on mathematics. If you are, you might like a look at the…"
Hi Terry - It would be great if you go back into your profile (click on Settings in the upper right hand corner) and answer two additional questions that we just added - I need help with and I can help with. We want people to be able to search by those parameters.
In addition, we've just started a book club - the fall book is Omnivore's Dilemma - it would be great if you joined in. Kim