I am diving full speed into Learning Goal / Standards Based Grading this year, and I’m still using the gamified spreadsheet that I started working with last year thanks to Kyle Pearce, Jon Orr, and others (see posts here, here, and here). I just finished the latest version of the spreadsheet, ready to use for the year.Read More

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## First (half) day!

I am currently in between classes. 20 minute classes, ending at noon. Crazy! Here’s what I did/will be doing: Intro to Computer Science As a gateway to binary, had the girls try to list out all 32 ways they could arrange their fingers (with each finger being up or down). girls found a couple ofRead More

## Desmos and Histograms

Today I did two things regarding Desmos and Histograms. First, I created this Desmos graph which allows you to create your own histogram. You have to set the window yourself after adding the data. It can automatically create bins (defaults to each bin being about half of a standard deviation. Probably not ideal but I expectRead More

## Summer update: Programming camps, plans for next year, PD, MtBOS.org, and more

It has been two months since I posted. Almost looks like I’m actually NOT working during the summer, but that really isn’t true! I’ve done a lot! Summer Camps I taught four short summer camps this summer. Each one ran 3 hours a day for five days. Girls only. I did a Scratch programming campRead More

## What do we measure, how do we measure it, and why?

I had an interesting conversation with a coworker earlier. She teaches an honors geometry class, and they are engaged in a really cool project right now, rather than traditional class time. She also wants them to learn about volume – which is what they would be doing in class – and so she is assigningRead More

## Tweaking and playing with the learning goal assessment system

My experiment with learning goal grading continues, and I’m having fun with it. My students seem to like it, though some of them are a little confused on the process of it all – how do we retry? What things are graded? How do we… when do we… etc. To be fair, a lot ofRead More

## A Google Sheets based standards gamification system

As described in a previous post, I recently decided to try a mastery-based grading system with gamification for my geometry classes, inspired by some amazing work from Kyle Pearce and John Orr. Implementation of the system is key, and they had together, with the help of Alice Keeler, created one of the most amazing pieces of GoogleRead More

## I’m Gamifying Learning Goals with help from the MTBoS

On Thursday night I was up until about 11 pm – far past my normal weeknight bedtime – working on finishing some grading as midquarter grades were being posted the next day. As I worked my way through 40+ copies of a Big Unit Test, I realized that I was being surprised by them moreRead More

## Today’s ridiculous project – a google sheet for AP style computer output

Working through my fourth candy assignment today, we ran into a problem where we could not easily create AP Stat style “computer output” for regression with student data. We do not have licenses for Minitab or JMP, R is outside my sphere (and the output looks different anyway), and Geogebra, statskey, and other free optionsRead More

## Should statistics be taught longitudinally?

I’m working my way through my AP Statistics Candy Review activities and I really, really like them. And they are making me think about how this class is structured in my text and, I assume, most texts. Here is the basic structure of MANY of the chapters of my text: Big Topic A bit about itRead More