• About jensilvermath

    After teaching for 14 years, I now design curriculum and create digital and print instructional materials for high school and middle school math. I have also invented and am now marketing radian-scale protractors. Check out www.proradian.net! I'm very happily married and have 2 grown sons and a cat named Louie.

    Not Just Any Day

    by  • November 19, 2013 • Math • 0 Comments

    So, I read about this week’s MTBoS task on a day full of challenges and changes for me, but I decided to write about it anyway. You see, I resigned today from my position as Program Manager at a Regional Education Support Center. Not because I don’t love the work, or the people, but...

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    O’Beirne Puzzle

    by  • October 9, 2013 • Math • 0 Comments

    I was on Twitter one night recently (that never happens) and someone replied to one of my tweets, encouraging me to look at Richard Thiessen’s posts at aimsedu.org. So, I did. What caught my eye, and my imagination, was the O’Beirne Puzzle. So cool! Last night, I made my own, with my amazing husband’s help....

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    GeoGebra as an Animation Tool

    by  • September 22, 2013 • Math, Radian Protractors • 0 Comments

    I’ve been writing lessons about transformations, using GeoGebra in every unit, and having fun with it! Last year’s Unit Performance Task was a little, um, boring, so I’ve been thinking about how I could make it more fun and more open-ended. Here’s what I’m thinking. Students must use one or more of the transformation...

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