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About gblakney

Middle School Mathematics Teacher, passionate EdTech user who loves to experiment with new methods and tools in the classroom. Following the lead of Dan Meyer and Jo Boaler, I create a safe place for kids to discover the fun and beauty of maths. I use Number Talks and Groupwork to make maths accessible for all of my students. I enjoy Mathematics and I'm enthusiastic about teaching; the kids really respond to that.

Decimal-Crazed Lunatics

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I’ve always like fractions. No surprise there. Math with Bad Drawings View original post Advertisements

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How to Edit Your Math Pessimism

Originally posted on Math with Bad Drawings:
Channeling Dr. Jo Boaler: the learning is in the struggle; mistakes are the best thing you can make! Math with Bad Drawings View original post

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Back in the Box

We’ve been out since the 17th of December, having left Literal Equations in a hasty pile by the door, somewhat obscured by a blur of ugly Christmas sweaters, Mid-Quarter Comments, administering the baseline evaluation for the Eighth Graders, Khan-in-the-Octagon, and … Continue reading

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Magic Squares

      How can a square be magic?  Its symmetry has an aesthetic appeal, and the shape is useful for everything from sock drawers to houses to game boards.  But when you create a square table with equal rows … Continue reading

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Pascal’s Triangle and the Binomial Coefficient

Really enjoying this playlist on the Binomial Coefficient. These are not in order; part of the fun for me is moving back and forth between them. Many thanks to Richard Rusczyk of Art of Problem Solving for providing such a … Continue reading

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Maths Project #1

Maths Project #1 This is the first maths project. The objective is to create a situation where students can explore rates, proportions, variability, how values depend on other values that change over time, and anything else I might not have … Continue reading

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Status Update from a Frustrated Mathematician

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stuck on a problem Math with Bad Drawings View original post

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