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This page is devoted to Dan Meyer and links for improving math instruction.
@
ddmeyer
on Twitter
Dan Meyer at NATM conference September 2016
Nebraska Session Links
Creating Headaches
Dan Meyer
__Estimating Coin Problem__
. Four different video are involved
Dan Meyerâ€™s blog
:Sign up for emails.
Upside Down Teaching Examples
Dan at
NCTM 2015
conference
Guide to Building Great Math Activities
Dan Meyer's
Graph Stories
Graph stories shows a 15 second of some motion (Dan swinging on swing), students sketch the graph of the motions, the video provides the graph.
Dan Meyer's 3 Acts
3 Acts pose a problem with a short video or picture, provides additional information to answer the question and then show the solution.
Links to more 3Acts plus Teaching Channel 10 minute
video lesson samples
Explanation
of what is 3actsofamathematicalstory
Document with links to several 3 Acts lessons
3 Acts
Link to webpage
with 3 Act lessons
Why Students Hate Word Problems
Dan explains how to create 3 acts word problems Links from
presentation
1. Get to the hook quickly. 2. Make first act visual. 3. Separate the first two acts. 4. Ask your students to help create 2nd act. 5. Make 3rd act visual.
Pyramid of Pennies
Classic 3 Act problem
more 3 Acts
**Scammell**
,
**Michael Fenton**
,
**Chris Hunter**
, and
**Jim Pai**
.
Pyramid of cans
CocaCola in pool
3 Acts from Graham Fletcher
Dan's
101 questions
which contains problem starters.
Random pictures or short video are show that prompt and problem. Sign up at the web site so that you can get back to your favorite pictures.
mentos in pop
apple peel
First week of school
activities
to create a "math culture"
Lenny's 3 Acts
Grain Pile
Airplane Flight
Redesigned problems, Dan takes a textbook problems, eliminates much of the fluff and creates a new engaging problem.
Mountain Climber Problem
Ferris Wheel
3 Acts time vs height, extending the problem
Counting
shaded squares in two rows around a large square.
Cost
of Internet plans
Meat Ball
, 3 Acts, determine volume of sauce
Skid Marks
and accident investigations
Postage Rates
, graphs, predictions, step function
Reflections
and view of Japanese classroom
Makeover of LCM
using ferry boats an
updated post
on same problem with videos
update 2
How many
pennies in a circle
Makeover with
3 acts for penny
. Teacher
filters
for using penny activity
Blogs
Tiny Math Games
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@ddmeyer on Twitter
 Dan Meyer at NATM conference September 2016
 Nebraska Session Links Creating Headaches
 Dan Meyer __Estimating Coin Problem__. Four different video are involved
 Dan Meyerâ€™s blog:Sign up for emails.
 Upside Down Teaching Examples
 Dan at NCTM 2015 conference
 Guide to Building Great Math Activities
 Graph stories shows a 15 second of some motion (Dan swinging on swing), students sketch the graph of the motions, the video provides the graph.
 3 Acts pose a problem with a short video or picture, provides additional information to answer the question and then show the solution.
 Links to more 3Acts plus Teaching Channel 10 minute video lesson samples
 Explanation of what is 3actsofamathematicalstory
 Document with links to several 3 Acts lessons 3 Acts
 Link to webpage with 3 Act lessons
 Why Students Hate Word Problems Dan explains how to create 3 acts word problems Links from presentation
 1. Get to the hook quickly. 2. Make first act visual. 3. Separate the first two acts. 4. Ask your students to help create 2nd act. 5. Make 3rd act visual.
 Pyramid of Pennies Classic 3 Act problem
 more 3 Acts **Scammell**, **Michael Fenton**, **Chris Hunter**, and **Jim Pai**.
 Pyramid of cans
 CocaCola in pool
 3 Acts from Graham Fletcher
 Random pictures or short video are show that prompt and problem. Sign up at the web site so that you can get back to your favorite pictures.
 mentos in pop
 apple peel
 First week of school activities to create a "math culture"
Lenny's 3 ActsDan Meyer's Graph Stories
Dan Meyer's 3 Acts
Dan's 101 questions which contains problem starters.
 Grain Pile
 Airplane Flight
Redesigned problems, Dan takes a textbook problems, eliminates much of the fluff and creates a new engaging problem. Mountain Climber Problem
 Ferris Wheel 3 Acts time vs height, extending the problem
 Counting shaded squares in two rows around a large square.
 Cost of Internet plans
 Meat Ball, 3 Acts, determine volume of sauce
 Skid Marks and accident investigations
 Postage Rates, graphs, predictions, step function
 Reflections and view of Japanese classroom
 Makeover of LCM using ferry boats an updated post on same problem with videos update 2
 How many pennies in a circle Makeover with 3 acts for penny . Teacher filters for using penny activity
Blogs