Ok, so it was more than a month. But at least I'm finally writing again. I don't think I will be able to post about every lesson like I did last year, but I am still going to put my files in the box.net account for you all to look at, use, critique, etc. This year, I am reworking our Algebra 1 curriculum, so I'll be trying some new things, and hopefully be getting lots of ideas from all you other teacher bloggers. If you are reading this, and you are not blogging your ideas or posting your work online, I highly encourage you to give it a go. You will get a lot out of it, and you'll give a lot to the community.
We just finished our first unit on evaluating expressions, including order of operations and working with square roots. Up next will be simplifying expressions, and we're going to be using Algeblocks to model combining like terms and the distributive property.
Please send me feedback, especially criticism. I get lots of thanks from people for posting my work, but rarely does anyone tell me what they think would make things better. It's my tenth year, but I still have a long way to go until I'll be satisfied with my work. I need your help!