I have this feeling that if my attempt to blog falls apart on any day of the week, it will be Friday. I am all too happy to leave work, forget to reflect and jump into the weekend.
On Day 5, my lesson was an intro to my first problem of the month – Infinite Windows. Students are really enjoying math talks. Today’s math talk was another shape for them to reproduce in the span of a couple of seconds. I have to work on my questioning after the math talk to make sure they get the most out of the experience. Especially with shape math talks, I need to piece together how they remembered the shapes. The lesson continued with starting the problem of the month. We solved Level A as a class and I introduced a rubric I designed. The rest of the period, students were allowed to figure out which Level they wanted to do for their project and start it. At the end of the period, I remembered to have some of the students record their progress using a neat question series from SVMI (Silicon Valley Math Initiative). I have to be better about giving them reflection time.
I also made a great discovery… Keynote remote is a fantastic way to make the slides go by in and look at my notes. While having a good handle on technology, I still have not figured out how to project the slide show while looking at the presenter display. I will continue trying… Next week is beginning of my first unit. I am psyched.