Tag Archives: MYP

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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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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When will we ever use this?

Throughout my 20+ years of teaching mathematics, I have somewhat dreaded this question, but have always made sure I had a good answer: be it the trig functions modelling tides and seasons, or quadratics to represent projectile motion.  If there … Continue reading

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The side effects of assessment.

I had a “bad” day assessment-wise yesterday. The kids are still so focused on what grade they get, it drives me nuts. I understand their point of view, they are worried about their future, and I am trying to tell … Continue reading

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Logarithms before calculators

I set what I thought was a meaningful task for my grade 10 math students in which they were to perform a complex arithmetic calculation completely without the aid of a calculator. The task Students were required to invent a … Continue reading

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