Busy week, trying to get everything done before the weekend and didn't get around to posting until now.
Tuesday: Helping a Foundations student with his probability project.
Wednesday: Test walks in Precal and more of John Rowe's Reversing the Question in Geometry. Got the whole class engaged (see below).
Thursday: Normal Distribution Question Stack from @druinok by way of Sarah Carter. Awesome review/practice for a subject that can get stale for me sometimes.
Friday: Mashup of a couple of Desmos activities to introduce rational function vocab in Precal (thanks Hannah Schuchhardt for the inspiration for the last few slides).
Whew! Almost no schoolwork to do this weekend! Graded tests, set up Monday and Tuesday for next week, wrote tests for next week. Been kind of a blur...
Monday, February 19, 2018
Rediscovered John Rowe's Reversing the Question problems. This provided a 30-minute discussion for these geometry students (very new to trig).
Friday, February 16, 2018
OMG TGIF it's been a long week.
IDK if there's a name for this type of activity, but groups made purposeful mistakes, then switched and tried to find others' mistakes.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Log war and beginner trig notes: my lessons all had something inspired by Kate Nowak today!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Getting seniors to move after lunch can be tough...
Me: "Ummm, line up in order of increasing skew"
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
More hallway math: kinesthetic polynomial practice with strings! (need a different colored string...)
Monday, February 12, 2018
Ever try something in class without really getting it? Got caught today with this Bocce Ball activity from Bob Janes. I should have done a little more reading about how to tie to SD, but we got some good stats practice out of it anyway (and it was fun!).
Friday, February 9, 2018
The MTBoS Search Engine has really been saving my life (or at least my classes) this week:
Old Dan Meyer post
Rational expressions question stack from Sarah Carter
Pretty good lesson on simplifying. Thanks folks!
Thursday, February 8, 2018
If we're going to do statistics, we need to collect some data, right? I've ended up using library books for this for the past couple of years. Tedious, but hopefully going to lead us to the Central Limit Theorem.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Year 2 in Lahore!