Posts related to: Education

October 28, 2017 / by Drew Wheeler / In coding , education

Creating Tessellations with GeoGebra

I feel that GeoGebra is an excellent tool for enhancing student learning in the mathematics classroom. However, one of the struggles I have found with using GeoGebra effectively in my upper level math courses (Grade 9 and up) is that students simply do not know the basics of the software and they get frustrated quite quickly. For this reason I have been trying to provide my students with simple activities that require the use of the basic features of GeoGebra so that they can comfortably build up their skillset. In this post I will briefly share one activity that I have used with my 6th graders to review polygons and create some tessellations.

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February 12, 2017 / by Drew Wheeler / In coding , education

My "Why Learn Coding?" Game

I'm going to be applying for the upcoming Google Innovators Program. My proposed project obviously deals with coding education. To help me show others the positives of learning to code I decided to code a simple game that identifies some of the reasons I think kids should at least be exposed to basic coding. My game is appropriately called "Why learn coding?".

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January 10, 2017 / by Drew Wheeler / In coding , education

Creating My Class Website - Why and How?

A little walkthrough of my reasons and process for creating a website for my mathematics courses.

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November 27, 2016 / by Drew Wheeler / In education

Organizing my Teaching with Google Sheets and Trello

Over the past several weeks I have been using a combination of Google Sheets and Trello for planning and organizing my teaching. It has been amazing! It has reduced my level of stress immensely!

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November 02, 2016 / by Drew Wheeler / In education , coding

Python Across the Subjects Workshop

This past weekend I ran an introductory coding workshop that was focused on helping teachers to see opportunities for the integration of coding (specifically Python) across various subject areas. Examples of possible student programming tasks that align with the science, mathematics, languages and art curriculums were discussed. Thanks to everyone who attended and to AISG for hosting a fantastic event.

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September 22, 2016 / by Drew Wheeler / In coding , education

Teaching Binary

Why teach kids about binary? Well, it not only adds great context for students who are starting to learn to program but it can also give them a stronger fundamental understanding of the base 10 system they are so used to.

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