tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post6120250347928642894..comments2020-09-26T06:59:08.770-05:00Comments on Mrs. E Teaches Math: How I Teach Parallel Lines Converse TheoremsMrs. E Teaches Mathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-15271383350484100602014-10-13T09:31:10.147-05:002014-10-13T09:31:10.147-05:00Wish I was in your class in highschool! Love your...Wish I was in your class in highschool! Love your teaching style and your excitement for math!<br /><br />Tara<br /><a href="http://theelementarymathmaniac.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">The Math Maniac</a><br />The Math Maniachttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-74859602006224165512014-10-02T23:50:07.581-05:002014-10-02T23:50:07.581-05:00OMG, that is so cool! I may have to steal that! ...OMG, that is so cool! I may have to steal that! I hope your first class gets into it tomorrow, because that is a great opportunity for them to learn while being active. That will really help cement it in their brain.Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-61371274797681319712014-10-02T22:14:16.545-05:002014-10-02T22:14:16.545-05:00So….I tried something different for this lesson. ...So….I tried something different for this lesson. After interactive notes, theorem cards and a worksheet, I still heard this today, "This makes no sense to me!" I can't see any angles." "It's too hard to figure out." "I should have failed Algebra so I wouldn't be in Geometry!@@" Yep - all due to parallel lines and congruent angles. So, I taped multiple diagrams of the parallel lines/transversals and made a 'Dance, Dance, Revolution' type game. Thought it could be fun but my first class just didn't engage. But, my 5th period loved it! Go figure! I'm going to change it to "Simon Says" tomorrow and reward winners with chocolate. RJAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-50350339442274131902014-10-02T09:01:03.073-05:002014-10-02T09:01:03.073-05:00My pacing guide only allots one day too. I just d...My pacing guide only allots one day too. I just don't think it's quite enough time. <br /><br />I've been wanting to start interactive notebooks. I think I'm going to take the plunge next school year. There are two things that make me nervous to try them and students losing them is #1. I've been collecting ideas on a pinterest board, so that next year I'm ready!Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-84148476407959500672014-10-02T07:08:05.666-05:002014-10-02T07:08:05.666-05:00So glad I found your blog - I'm in the midst o...So glad I found your blog - I'm in the midst of this very lesson for Geometry. My students are struggling with the identification of the angles formed. My pacing guide states I should have my students understanding this concept in one lesson and move on to the converse…but I know my students are too confused to move on. So, one more day with parallel lines/transversals and angle relationships. I will definitely use your card idea when we start the converse section! Oh, I started using interactive math notes this year and it is a BIG hit with my students. Engagement has increased incredibly and students are much more protective of their notebooks - not one lost in 8 weeks of school! RJAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com