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Creative Expression

Students choose one concept from the class and express is in anyway they choose. There are many different options to choose from, but students present their projects to the class. http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Teaching-Project.docx

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Regression Participatory Action Research

Students gather data on the school and, using excel, uses multiple regressions (linear, exponential, quadratic) while providing explanations of key characteristics each type of graph (slope, growth/decay rate, vertex, etc) in addition to finding intercepts for each and extrapolating 2 … Continue reading

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Critical Education in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Group (CESMT)

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Getting the Most Out of a Test

Examples of questions that we’ve used in the past and present to help us better assess what our students understand. Website:  https://sergtpeppa.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/creating-balance-in-an-unjust-world-2016/ Resources: PRESENTATION: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HvKw01xSfZRNa3A4onJepbw3D0aa_QHhXP-2eAQVcUQ/edit?usp=sharing DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Story-1-Examples-of-generative-vs.-non-generative.docx DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Story-2-Question-Type-Chart.docx DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Story-3-Group-Test-Review-Day-Individual-Test-Sample-Cycle.docx

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Slides from ‘Classroom Experiments’ presentation

These are the slides used in the ‘Classroom Experiments’ workshop, in which we reported on a set of action research projects that we conducted to try to teach mathematics more equitably. Download

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Equity for underserved students: Using place-based mathematics in the classroom

Place-based education, which connects issues of local relevance to educational goals, can engage and inspire students of mathematics. However, examples of curricula are not widely distributed and are difficult to find. In this interactive session, several examples of place-based mathematics … Continue reading

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