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Hinge Questions at #TMC14 [Hinge Questions]

The presentation: The handout: The stuff we made: http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/w/page/82587826/Hinge%20Questions The sources I used: Dylan Wiliam paper on Analyzing Diagnostic Items: http://www.dylanwiliam.org/Dylan_Wiliams_website/Papers_files/DIMS%20%28NCME%202007%29.pdf Some blog posts about the topic http://srenshaw.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/what-are-hinge-questions/ http://assessmentcommunity.com.au/index.php/articles/post/when-might-hinge-questions-become-unhinged http://www.outstanding-lessons-made-simple.co.uk/hinge-point-questions/ http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/28-hinge-questions/ http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/do-they-understand-this-well-enough-to-move-on-introducing-hinge-questions/ I also used the book Embedded Formative Assessment: … Continue reading

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#ExploreMTBoS Task 4 – More listening, more learning.

This feels like a bit of a cop out for Mission 4; but I *did* host the #GlobalMath Autumn special. I figured I would write a post thanking all those who presented rather than talk about what went on – … Continue reading

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#ExploreMTBoS Task 3 – Global Collaboration

Two parts to this post: Part 1 – #TMSoton I actually gave a talk about global collaboration opportunities, many of which were included in this post as things to do or look at. This is the presentation: Part 2 – … Continue reading

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#GlobalMath Autumn Special

That’s right folks; you’ve heard about it on twitter; you’ve heard about it on the blogs; you’ve heard about it IN THE STAFFROOM (maybe). It’s finally here – the event of the quarter! It’s the: Come and join us on … Continue reading

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One year on

I’ve been blogging a whole year. I can scarcely believe it was only a year ago I was dipping my toes into this amazing world and worrying about introducing myself on twitter. In this last year I’ve written 56 posts, … Continue reading

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#ExploreMTBoS Task 2 – Ode to Twitter

Twitter has been a revelation to me this last year. It has helped change the way I collaborate, communicate and develop as a teacher. It has connected me with so many people I now consider among my best friends. It … Continue reading

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#ExploreMTBoS Task 1 – Favourite rich task.

This community is so badass that we have a group of teachers who have given up a bunch of there time just to get more people involved. I’m helping by doing what they ask me to do. So here’s my … Continue reading

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Come, Explore!

Explore with us! Over at the Exploring the MathTwitterBlogophere four outstanding members of the MTBoS are setting up a little adventure to get people more involved in this fantastic community. My involvement in about the last year culminated in me … Continue reading

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#TMC14 – Day 4 – Hug it out Princess

Day One, Two, Three. What will follow is Day Four, and some general thoughts from the whole event. Sunday Morning was the end of TMC. This made me pretty sad; but we still had a marathon My Favorites first; followed … Continue reading

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Collaborative Planning – Round One

Ok, so I talked about this here, and got folks to sign up here, so now I bring you the plan! (For a first attempt at least) Th summarise; I would like to get some folks together to have a … Continue reading

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