Category Archives: Conferences

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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Hinge Questions

What is a hinge question? A check for understanding at a ‘hinge-point’ in a lesson, so-called because of two inter-linked meanings: 1) It is the point where you move from one key idea/activity/point on to another. 2) Understanding the content … 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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#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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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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#TMC13 – Day Three – Delicious Plannning; King Eli; Bootcamp.

Day One here, Day two here. Day Three was a Saturday, and there was clear evidence of fallout from the piano bar in the opening session. I felt fine because I had an early night 😉 Peeling it Back: Lesson … Continue reading

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#TMC13 – Day Two – Tangled Reality

Part One here I was pretty refreshed after not attending karaoke the previous night, though I was sad that I missed a lot of fun. But on to Day 2! Stats session 2 We did a lot of work on … Continue reading

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