Learning in Ms. Blackwood's Math Class
I believe all of my students can learn everything, and work hard to convince them of that and hold them to high expectations! Here's a look into learning in my classroom and my "behind the scenes" teaching practices. The two Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMP) that I focus on most are #1: "make sense of problems and persevere in solving them" and #3: "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others" because I feel these address skills students may not typically associated with math  yet they are increasingly relevant in our society today for success in everyday life.
Note: I have taught 11th and 12th grade at DeVry Advantage Academy in Chicago since 2012  primarily Honors Advanced Algebra/Trig and AP Calculus AB.
Note: I have taught 11th and 12th grade at DeVry Advantage Academy in Chicago since 2012  primarily Honors Advanced Algebra/Trig and AP Calculus AB.
The Learning Journey: Developing a Mathematical Mindset


Construct viable arguments and critique the


The Learning Journey: Behind the Scenes

