Category Archives: IB MYP

Righting Reflection Writing

How do we get reflection right?  So that reflection is: not seen as a chore meaningful celebratory, when appropriate energizing for those reflecting shared appropriately in the community. We talked about blogs and reflection a lot at #beyondblogging this year … Continue reading

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The Perfect Unit Planner

When I recently attended the PTC “Curriculum Leadership in the International School” my burning question was “How can we get teachers to enjoy and see the value in unit planning?” Whilst unit planning is a necessity, often teachers don’t see … Continue reading

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Trig graphs: See, Think, Wonder

I have two classes of MYP 5 Plus mathematics, which we call Integrated Mathematics 10+ at our school. To follow the previous day’s spaghetti task, I posted the graphs of the three trig functions the students had created, and asked … Continue reading

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Mixin’ it up

I felt good about my teaching day today. In particular I felt good about my lesson with grade 10 MYP extended mathematics. One of my goals this year is to have the lessons/units a bit more self-paced, and vary the … Continue reading

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Size does matter, so how do I get the right length?

Last year I had to put in too much time to grade all the assignments for my grade 10 extended MYP mathematics class.  Students would do way more work than I intended them to do, in order to reach the … Continue reading

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The Handheld Calculator – what’s the point?

Lately in our school we have been working towards getting students more familiar and confident with their graphing calculators.  This effort has climaxed with the introduction of the TI-Nspire in grade 9 this year. Fortunately the grade 9 teacher is … Continue reading

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IB MYP and Math Tests – Students rise to the challenge

I have a renewed respect for math tests.  For the last few years, I have not given a test at the end of every unit.  It is more like at the end of alternate units.  Other units might conclude with … Continue reading

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