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About merryfwilliams

High school math teacher and mom of 3 amazing kids. I have a high maintenance husky and am adding a knitting obsession to the juggling routine. @merryfwilliams on Twitter

Digital Foldable Book

Foldables have been a staple in my classroom for years.  The first foldable I made was on exponent rules for Algebra 1.  Every year, my 8th graders seemed to do well when teaching the individual rules, but put them all … Continue reading

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Student Created Desmos Projects

This school year I have been participating in a LITE Cohort (Leaders in Instructional Technology Exploration) through my district. This has been a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, connect with other colleagues, and improve my teaching practice by focusing on … Continue reading

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A Podcast on Twitter & #MtBos

  A while back I received an email from Josh Greesonbach, one of our district’s Instructional Technology Integrators, asking if I would be interested in helping with a Podcast on using Twitter.  Our district is fairly large with over 60 … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two In-services

August is a time for professional development in our district.  Sessions are held almost daily, with topics such as technology integration, working in a collaborative teaching environment, first aid/CPR training, and content specific training (ie. TI-Nspire training for math teachers).  I … Continue reading

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EOC Review – Grouping strategy

Most of the activities in this review unit involve group work, and obviously, there are many ways to do this.  Often in class I allow students to choose their own partners, and frequently this works really well as students tend … Continue reading

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EOC Review: Day 1 – flight to Europe

We started our Algebra 2 review today by boarding a “flight” to Europe.  My plan is to visit a country a day, with an activity and a snack as a tie in with the topic we are reviewing. Last week … Continue reading

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Reviewing for EOC Test

Our end of course test for Algebra 2 is in two weeks. Since this is my first year at a new school, teaching new content, I feel an immense amount of (self-inflicted) pressure for all of my kiddos to do … Continue reading

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