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...
Before tests, I like to have the kids warm up by trying to spell "test" with their bodies. T's are easy, these are some of the better E's and S's I've seen so far.
Intro to congruence and transformations always make sense when I do this activity. Who's congruent? Students physically move their shapes, transforming them, showing congruence. Super quick, super effective. Then we have a race to see who can get tangrams put together first.
BTW, rough day yesterday with one precal class that really didn't get the grading activity, and really isn't taking anything seriously. Had to have a talk with them. Never know if that's worth it... fourth week of school and kids not following the 3-4 simple rules I have is bumming me out, frustrating me, making me meaner than I need to be... Management is so much more of a challenge in a new school with kids I don't know, and who don't know me! #spoiledby5yearsteachingthesamekids