Posts related to: Teaching

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

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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November 27, 2016 / by Drew Wheeler / In teaching , google

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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September 22, 2016 / by Drew Wheeler / In mathematics , coding , teaching

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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