Ms Ange in Grade 9 Integrated Math I, has taken the challenge of having student individual blogfolios to reflect on their math learning.

**Sample Student Math Blog**
After some research looking at student blogs in math, I found one example that is not perfect ( it was difficult to find student math blogs). But at least it provides a reference for some important elements in the blog. This blog was shared with the teacher and the following comments highlighting interesting elements was also shared.

**Student Math Blog**:

**DavidA_Learn**
*Use of Images - Peer feedback*
I like the way he has

** **images of anything, even math written on a napkin (

3 types of identities). For this post, we can see two comments.Peer feedback through commenting is very important:

Boy oh boy you weren’t kidding! I can see the quilt pattern in the background! I like how you compared it to a puzzle, great analogy, and so true! *(in this case it seems to come from the teacher)*

*Reflection*

Also, sometimes he includes some form of reflection ( which is key). He writes in a very sloppy way, but it is interesting to see his struggles (

Freaky Function):

My reaction… I will be honest I didn’t know the difference between sin^-1(x) and sin(x)^-1 . .....but I learned that sin^-1(x) is the inverse. and sin(x)^-1 is the reciprocal and inverse and reciprocal are not the same thing.....the activity that we did REALLY helped clear All this up and teach me A LOT.

**Labels**
One very important aspect was the discussion on the labels to be used, that could live through all the grades in the HS and that could also link to previous grades.

The conversation started with my suggestion of the use of class / grade / core values as labels:

**LIST of LABELS: Class, Graded Core Values**

Grade 9

Integrated Math I

Balance

Communication

Critical Thinking

Curiosity

Inclusiveness

Innovation

Reflection

Responsibility

Risk-Taking

**then your main math learning goals**

As the teacher started to list labels associated with math learning goals, the list started to grow too much, so I suggested getting ideas form the Common Core:

**LIST of LABELS: Common Core**

(Problem) **interpretation**

**Perseverance** (in problem solving)

Abstract **reasoning**

Quantitative reasoning

(Mathematical) **argumentation**

(Mathematical) **modelling**

**Strategy**

**Precision**

**Structure**

**Regularity**

After some discussion on how the Math Dept uses AERO standards, how they are similar to the common core, and how grade 9 students may have difficulty with some of the label terminology , here are the final labels that covered core values and math specific goals:

First Student Blog Post - Goal for the Year
To complete the blog setup process, I suggested that the students create their first blog post about their learning goal for the year, already using one of the labels. Here is a sample of a student post.

SAMR
The model below has been created from a template now created for the purpose of doing the SAMR analysis.