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Author:Michael Fenton
Description: Blog by a Fresno (California) junior high and high school mathematics teacher. Posts, which date back to March, 2013, have included "Estimation 180 Rocks"; "Quadratics Matching Activity, Take 2"; "Solved the Student Engagement Problem Yet? Me Neither"; "CMC North 2014 Recap: The Sessions, Part 2"; "My New Year's Resolution: Fail More in 2015"; "Task Delivery: Less is More"; "Polar Graphing Sorting Activity"; "The Date Game"; and "Mistakes, Radicals, Rational Exponents, and Partitioning?" and "Visual Patterns + Desmos = Amazing!" Fenton, a Research Fellow for the AIMS Education Foundation who has contributed to the Essential Math series, has organized his original classroom resources into Problem Based Lessons such as "Pasta Circle" and "Lift the Rainbow"; Open Middle Problems such as "Sum to One" and "Two Fractions"; and Desmos Lessons such as "Match My Parabola" and "Area Boss."

Levels: Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Web-Based Discussions
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Linear Algebra, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Pre-Calculus
Math Ed Topics: Problem-Solving, Materials-Reviews/Recommendations, Activities, Psychological/Affective Issues, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Teaching Styles/Practices, Technology in Math Ed, Staff/Prof Development

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