Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why do students love this?

Last year, with my PreDP class (think Algebra I and II) I gave a class the Riddle of Diophantus and asked them to solve it. The students, with just a basic understanding of fractions, loved this problem and spent a … Continue reading

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Dealing with test results

This week, I’ve given three tests – a test in each of my three math classes (Math Studies, Math Standard and Math Higher). Inspired by all the brilliant SBG posts I’ve read lately, I want to find a good way … Continue reading

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What worked and what didn’t

This week, I’ve tried a few things with my two math classes (honors juniors and standard seniors). One, a scaffolded proof of the Sine and Cosine rules, went horribly for some very mysterious reasons. The other, a Binder check procedure … Continue reading

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Fumbling with inverses

My IB Mathematics course has started out well, with a successful introduction of functions, domain and range and composite functions. So maybe I started getting too cocky and didn’t spend enough time on today’s lesson – on inverses. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Standard Based Grading, the IB-system, and something in between

Since I started teaching two years ago, I’ve been teaching in part the Swedish (standard based by law) system and in part the IB (final exam) system. It’s therefore very interesting and funny for me to read about the issues … Continue reading

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Bonding Day

Yesterday was my first Bonding Day. In my school, Bonding Day basically means teachers orchestrate a series of team-building activities for students, usually in some park in Stockholms. The purpose is for our 150 students to have fun together, and, … Continue reading

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