Monthly Archives: March 2014

You Will Memorize…….

The Globe and Mail reads this way this morning: http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/parents-push-alberta-back-to-math-basics/article17654746/?service=mobile&cmpid=rss1&click=dlvr.it I’m disappointed. Not by the requirement that kids will “have to” memorize their times tables in the fall, but rather by the belief that this is a means to fix what … Continue reading

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Read Out Loud Every Day

I read an article in Educational Leadership about the 5 things that we should be doing with kids every day.  Unfortunately I have since misplaced the article and so I only remember a few…. 1 of them was that kids … Continue reading

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The Myth Around Multiple Choice

I just recently marked a test I gave my class surrounding area of a rectangle.  I don’t like giving tests and I avoid them when I can just for reasons like the one I’m about to show you. I pulled … Continue reading

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My Return To Blogging – Math Wars

Many of you may have noticed I took a hiatus from blogging this year.  This wasn’t intentional, life simply got in the way.  I took on a new grade this year after having taught Grade 8 for literally my entire … Continue reading

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