Neat geometry activity

Here's a great Geometry activity relating to triangles and points of concurrency (incenter, orthocenter, circumcenter, centroid). I stole this from a friend in Utah. Cut out some cardboard shapes. Take a shape (start with a circle) and rest it on top of something stable (like a soup can or paper cup). Pour salt on top… Continue reading Neat geometry activity

Parent-teacher conferences

Parent-teacher conferences took place tonight. There wasn't a huge turn out, but it was nice to meet parents. Students act very differently when they're by themselves (instead of around their peers) and they act even more differently when around their parents! I was kicking myself tonight for not keeping up my Spanish skills--that was the… Continue reading Parent-teacher conferences

Why does ethnicity mean so much to students?

In third period, a student called me over to his group. "Teacher, what does ching chong <insert other random Asian sounds> chong mean?" He had his whole group in stitches. The first time he asked the question, I didn't realize what he was doing and I said, "I don't understand what you are trying to… Continue reading Why does ethnicity mean so much to students?