It’s almost the end of my summer vacation for 2020…. 2020, what a dumpster fire. The world was rocked first by … well, where do I even begin?! The fires in Australia, the worldwide spread of CoVid19, the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Flyod (just to name a few). These deaths reigniting theContinue reading “Math + Social Justice”

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## Conic, Parametric and Polar Equations. Oh, my!

At ISB, we let students skip ahead in math courses, trying to meet ability rather than age. However, we want them to be with their peers in the last two years of high school. In part because the IB is changing their mathematics courses for the DP (grade 11/12 courses) so we did not want themContinue reading “Conic, Parametric and Polar Equations. Oh, my!”

## Getting to know you…

My second year at ISB (2016-2017) was atypical. I didn’t start the school year until October as I’d been out on medical leave. I found that it took far longer than it ever had before to connect with those students. When I learned I’d be teaching most of them again the next year, I wasContinue reading “Getting to know you…”

## #TMC17 #MTBoS – What’s in a name?

I attended my first TMC – Twitter Math Camp, this year. And I learned so, so much. I loved every presentation I went to, every lunch I had with local teachers and being surrounded by mostly high school math teachers (which rarely happens for me at conferences!) But the thing I keep reflecting on withContinue reading “#TMC17 #MTBoS – What’s in a name?”

## First Day of School Report

30 minute classes are short, but felt like just about the right length for a first day. For my math studies courses which are smaller and mostly grade 11 students, I tried to learn everyone’s names and got them straight into the math. I made use of the 4Es document and basically combined all theContinue reading “First Day of School Report”