## “Factor Gate” Activity

This problem came up in my Intermediate Algebra class today and one of my students said that we should call it "Factor Gate" since even though all of the students have correct work, they all ended up with a "different" answer. Factor Gate...

## Slope or Broke Game

Here's the 'Slope or Broke' Game that I debuted at the end of my MichMATYC Presentation. Advanced Slope Game_Final...

## Capitalizing on Algebra Games and Activities in the Classroom

Video and Slides from my MichMATYC Presentation (For more, visit my Algebra Games site at http://bit.ly/algebragames) Capitalizing on Algebra Games and Activities in the Classroom View more presentations from Jon Oaks ...

## Thoughts on Student Attitudes about Mathematics

The last couple weeks in my Pre-algebra class have been especially frustrating for me. We have started working with negative fractions and the placement of the negative sign seems to be a major stumbling block for a few of the students in the class. I can only repeat myself so many times before we run out of time, I become frustrated, and I start to wonder if they even hear what I am saying.   I know that most of the students in the class want to do well and that the majority of them really want to know what's going on. However, the fact that they do not know what is going on during the exact moment that we are doing it in class makes for tension in the classroom. I am not sure that they have come to realize that it takes practice outside of class in order to master the material....