The Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide is a free resource that connects teachers to the best ideas from education research, but it’s through a format that can actually fit into your daily planning process. Continue reading What is the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide?
Sam Otten presented on behalf of the TMTG team at the Interface 2019 conference in Osage Beach, MO. He shared ideas about how storytelling structure from movies can be used to plan “inciting” math lessons. He also led the participants … Continue reading Interface 2019 – Cinematic Lessons and Systems of Equations
In this video, we disrupt the routine by expanding your possibilities for practice problems using an idea that’s been around for a while, but you may not have heard of. Reversals. Relevant Standards CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in … Continue reading Reversals
This video explores why variables are worth exploring in-depth with students. We frame some common misunderstandings about variables and ways to address them. Continue reading Students and Variables
The TMTG team presented at the NCTM Regional Conference in Kansas City, MO, sharing a few ideas related to teaching quadratic functions, including a “guess my rule” activity that can be used to launch a quadratics units and insights related to symmetry and factored form. Continue reading NCTM 2018 Regional – Quadratic Sorting and Symmetry
The TMTG team presented at the NCTM Regional conference about how to use the idea of “inciting incidents” from movies to make math lessons more engaging. Continue reading Inciting Incidents for Math Lessons
Relevant Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; … Continue reading What Are Variables?
The TMTG team presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics‘ Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. The presentation focused on rethinking factored form and the leading coefficient of quadratic functions. Continue reading NCTM 2018 – Graphing Factors of Quadratics