SBG Skill Lists 2017-18

Let's cut to the chase. Here are my units with SBG skills (and alignment to the Oklahoma Academic Standards) for both Geometry and Algebra 2: geometry units.pdf algebra 2 units.pdf Last year was my first year teaching under the American system, with brand new standards as well. There…

Geometry Units and Skills

First, the good news. I have a teaching job lined up for this August! While I can't go into details about it quite yet (partly because I'm not sure of some of the details myself), I'm pretty certain I'll be teaching Geometry some of the time. Having to start planning…

Managing different student learning

I've been left in an interesting situation with my Year 10 class. This is their last semester before moving into VCE or VCAL, where they get to choose their own subjects. This means that they'll be studying a variety of maths subjects, at different levels of difficulty. Not to mention…

My first SBG units

Yesterday I wrotes about the reasons I'm experimenting with Standards Based Grading this term. Today I want to show how I'm planning to implement SBG in my classroom. Because I was away in the last week of last term, we weren't able to finish our unit on Pythagoras' Theorem before…

Testing the SBG waters

One of the changes I'm experimenting with this term is the introduction of Standards Based Grading. I've never really been satisfied with the systems I've used in the past for assessment. I really hope and believe that SBG could be what I've been looking for. I've seen people claim that…


Shaun used to be maths, IT and ocassional physics teacher at a small P-12 school (primary and secondary) in rural Victoria, Australia. He is currently in the process of starting his career again in the United States.

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