Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Time for a new home

With much regret and yet excitement the Sargent Park Math Zone has moved to a new site. The reasons for leaving are that Blogger in Beta is a much better service. Please continue to use this site to see what happened over my first year of blogging.

Former students I encourage you to continue to use you classroom blogs as a way to communicate with each other and the math blogging community.

I enjoyed it and am looking forward to seeing what will happen this year. Below you will find links to the new Math Class blogs for Sargent Park School. To the seven wonderful people who have subscribe to this blog. Come on over to the new site and continue the journey. Comments are always welcome and appreciated.

New Homes for.....

Sargent Park Math Zone This will be the new class hub. Students will find out what they need to do for Blogging assignments and have the ability to be interactive in their learning.

816
The new class blog for this classroom. Its 33 students will become members and have opportunties online to reach new levels of learning.


817 The new class blog for this classroom. Its 31 students will become members and have opportunties online to reach new levels of learning.


841 The new class blog for this classroom. Its 32 students will become members and have opportunties online to reach new levels of learning.


873 The new class blog for this classroom. Its 31 students will become members and have opportunties online to reach new levels of learning.

Students will also post to their classroom wiki to create A Grade 8 Math Guidebook. This is a new and exciting opportunity to create a manual of everything that they have learned. The students will include problems and solutions, their scribeposts and growing posts.

The Scribe Post Hall of Fame will be a place to showcase the best class scribes.

The Growing Post Hall of Fame
will house the best Growing Posts that the students create.

I hope you take time to visit our new blogs.



Mr. Harbeck
Thanks for watching our journey..... but it ongoing




Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It is time to start thinking about a new school year

For those of you who subscribe to my classroom hub here are the new links my 4 math classes. I have placed last years blogs into hibernation but the students are encouraged to use them to continue their math journey this year.

The new class blogs for 2006 are
8-16
8-17
8-41
8-73

Check out the Scribe Post Hall of Fame and the Growing Post Hall of Fame.

I also plan to have an interactive wiki textbook this year. It will cover all the topics covered in class and have interacive quizzes and problems. It is my goal to have the students create their own study guides for tests and exams at this wiki. Stay tuned for more news.





Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Friday, June 23, 2006

Its the End of the Year and You Know It (REM)

As a final post for the season I feel it necessary for all the wonderful visiors from around the world to leave a reflection on a year in blogging and using web 2.0 tools.

Please visit any of the sites and leave comments behind for the students. They do look back periodically and would appreciate any feedback.

I had a home Hub for the students to get information from and 4 rooms of 36 students blogging on their own class sites.

Class blog for 816

Class blog for 817

Class blog for 841

Class Blog for 873

Well it is the end of another school year and a time for reflection and contemplation. The students did well this year and I think the blogging helped. They were active scribe posters for the first part of the year learning how to use the class blog to their advantage.

My best scribers can be found at The Scribe Post Hall of Fame. They are comprable to the work that Darren does at any of his class sites.

They were equally enthusiastic about doing Growing Posts. This took the ideas of a scribe post and made the students participate over a longer period.

I was amazed at the effort and work the students put into their posts. Some included animated gifs and one student started here and finished here.

As the posts progressed I wanted the students to interact with other students Growing Posts. They ended up doing word problems and leaving links back to their favorite student Growing Posts.

The Growing Post is an idea I'll reinvent over the summer and into next year.

Where to Next??

I want to start tagging my blog posts. This is a common practice by The Cool Cat Teacher and Clarence Fisher up in Northern Manitoba on Remote Access.

I have only dabbled in wiki's but see their potential. I am going to start one at the beginning of the year and create an online studyguide and textbook for students. It will combine all the wonderful aspects of scribing and growing posts but be more open to student change and voice.

It is one thing to get the great students to blog and use wiki's almost a form of enrichment for some. Where I stuggled this year was to get the stuggling learner, the student who feels they don't belong into the blogging spirit. This wil be a goal of mine. Go from 50 % online participation to 75%.

Darren uses delicious and social bookmarking well. I introduced it to my students but they did not understand what they were expected to do and it sort of fell apart. I'll do a better job next year.

The Grade 7's had a teacher who also blogged with them last year. It will be easier to get started this year because most of the students understand what they are doing. Since the basics are already known how will we go next year.

The Grade Nines will not have class blogs to my knowledge (unless I can make the horse drink the water after I lead it there!) but will leave the class sites up this year so that they can post, scribe and communicate with each other. There are some awesome students who might be like Darren's and start up a blog site themselves. It will be an interesting time.

Have a great summer and I will blog again soon.

I was using Flock for this whole process. It is an excellent tool to use. If it is not your browser yet you might want to change over!!!!!!

Have a great summer.

I'll be in touch!!

Chris

technorati tags:, , ,

Blogged with Flock




Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Monday, June 12, 2006

Exam Review Growing Post.

1. Use the grid paper provided to explain the following quesiton. What are all the possible nets of boxes that have a volume of 8 units cubed.

2. Explain how to label the following diagram. You need to express your answer in the form of a fraction in lowest terms.





Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

More Exam Practice

Here is another Open Ended Question to Practice



It is really important on these open ended questions to really explain why you are making your choice. Good luck.




Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Exam Review has Begun

Here is a practice Open Ended Question



Tyler has created some excellent open ended questions at Taking your Math to the Next Level. You really need to try to answer them. Leave him a comment.

Algebra Practice Question




Algebra Problem Solving 1
Here are some good examples of simple algebra problem solving. Leave comments if you are having difficlulty


Algebra problem Solving 2
Here are more examples of Algebra Problem Solving. Leave comments if you are having difficlulty.


Here are two previous Algebra Posts
Lost Algebra deals with 1 and 2 step equations.
Here is a post that deal with transposing and the distributive property
Here is a cool math problem solving. It combines logic and math. Go to Absurd Math

Probability
Here is a question from a previous year. What is experimental probability and how does it differ from theoretical probability. During the the experiment what are the experimental probabilities of all the numbers 1-6?

Here is a quiz on Probability.
Here is a good question and answer site on solving probability.




Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino

Thursday, May 25, 2006

test


This Post has been inducted into the Growing Post Hall of Fame




Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino