Thursday, June 26, 2014

#70Days: Clicking on Resources 5

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Devotional phrase today ... there is nothing in this life of growing into maturity that takes place impersonally or generally or in abstraction.

Peterson says in Practice Resurrection: We depersonalize God to an idea to be discussed. We reduce people around us to resources to be used. We define ourselves as consumers to be satisfied ... We avoid the personal in order to avoid responsibility.

But in Ephesians 1:3-14, notice the people, the personal pronouns.  We are called into relationships. In verse 10, the scripture says that God's plan is to unite all things ... [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth.

We have "organic unity" ... we are all members of one body of which Christ is the head.

Professionally speaking ... check out these amazing resources!

If you missed the #EduRead chat last night about differentiating instruction in math class, check out the archive!  There are several ideas and articles suggested!

With differentiation in mind, tic-tac-toe boards are a great way to give students choice.  Check out @mathsfeedback's post on circle theorem's choice board!

This morning @Samjshah posted his "Explore Math" website.  It's an opportunity to turn students loose in exploring a set of math websites, some of my favorites for sure.  The idea is that students will realize that math isn't only about the curriculum we teach and that in exploring students will find how exciting math can be!   And yet another idea for differentiating ... allowing students to explore their own interests!

One more site for video exploration in math topics can be found at the Royal Institution of Great Britain! Check out this short video on the Greeks and their impact on math!



@NatBanting wrote a blog post about problem posing.  The process he describes is fascinating - all about conjectures.  In his post he mentions a book, The Art of Problem Posing, and a website, Stella's Stunners.  Check them out!  Stella's Stunners are a set of non-routine problems suitable for middle and high school math!




2 comments:

  1. Beth, if you haven't previously mentioned Jim Tanton's G'day Math you and your readers should check it out. I plan to use his Exploding Dots course as an out of class inquiry with my 7th graders. There are other courses posted as well.

    You have more energy than I do! Keep up the good work. Every post is worthwhile.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I'll check out the G'day Math tonight or tomorrow. I'm having fun but spending too much time with my computer.

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