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This post contains resources mentioned in the Engaging Students with Hands-On Data Collection Activities presented at the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2022 Summer Conference. Slides and additional information will be added to this post following the presentation. Dotplot Magnets Tenzi Starburst Scatterplots – Linear Regression Speedy Squares – Quadratic Regression No Fives – …

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Earlier this month, I got a text from my mom congratulating me on being named Channel 6’s Teacher of the Day. Each day, our local news station highlights an educator and shares a brief statement that was submitted in a nomination form online. This was a lovely surprise! Here’s the text from the video: Friday’s …

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I’m trying a new strategy this year.  It’s not something new; it’s actually something many other teachers are already doing in their classrooms.  But, this is my first time trying this. We’ve been practicing applying the distributive property and combining like terms in Algebra 1.  I want my students to realize that they can only …

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I have designed half-sheet to-do lists for this next year.  My thinking is that since they only take up half a sheet they can be inserted in the middle of my weekly spread.  I’ve tried keeping my to-do items on my weekly spread, but that just ends up too messy.  Plus, I usually have way …

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The Beginning of #Teach180 Originally Posted August 15, 2015 Okay.  For years, I’ve followed along with some amazing 180 blogs.  The idea is to blog a picture from every single school day with a short caption.  (Unless, of course, you’re Justin Aion…)   These aren’t full blown blog posts.  They’re just photos with descriptions. I …

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So, a crazy thing happened back in May.  A really crazy thing.  Something so crazy I didn’t actually realize it was something that happened to people in real life. The City of Drumright declared May 6, 2015 to be “Sarah Hagan Day.”  There was an assembly, and the mayor presented me with a key to …

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So, life has been a bit busier than normal for me of late.  And, it’s totally the fault of the MTBoS.  And NPR.      It all started back in November.  I received a notification that I had been mentioned in a tweet.   If you haven’t heard, the NPR Ed team is doing a …

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One semester, I worked as a grader for the math department at my university.  I graded quizzes and homework assignments for Calculus I.  It was a ton of work for not a lot of money, but I thought it would be good to put on my resume.  In all actuality, I didn’t even put it …

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