Barbara Assenmacher
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Sweet Sixteen Cash Investment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Heinrich Feb 23, 2012. 3 Replies

Title: Sweet Sixteen Cash InvestmentAuthor(s): Barbara Assenmacher and Kelly Vandeginste, Monroe Public SchoolsSubject Area: AlgebraTopic: Comparing linear, exponential, and quadratic modelsHSCEs:…Continue

Tags: algebra, comparison, models, quadratic, exponential

40 Years From Now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Percy Jul 22, 2012. 3 Replies

I found a lesson on line today when I was searching for some exponential activities. It looks like it actually requires students to decide the best model, so I will keep this activity to use at the…Continue

Tags: best-fit, model, functions, quadratic, exponential

Twelve Days of Christmas Activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by KC Mowrey Dec 21, 2010. 1 Reply

After seeing a post with a link to PNC Bank's website page that delineates the cost associated with the holiday song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," I decided to put together an activity that could…Continue

Tags: correlation, coefficient, activity, holiday, regression

Motion Problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Assenmacher Nov 6, 2010. 6 Replies

I am tackling the monumental task of teaching the classic "Two trains leave the same station in opposite directions at the same time..." problems. These story problems seem to be the ones that are…Continue

By the book or topically?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Pizzo Oct 14, 2010. 4 Replies

Two years ago we switched to a more topical approach rather than following the chapters in the book. I have really liked the readjustment. Our units include Intro to Functions, Linear Equations,…Continue

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Shapes of Algebra Afterthoughts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Assenmacher Nov 19, 2010. 4 Replies

 I am definitely seeing the benefit of starting the year with the shapes of algebra activity. As we are graphing different types of functions now in our intro to functions unit, we have the…Continue

Tags: functions, graphing, algebra, of, shapes

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Posted on April 26, 2011 at 9:36pm 1 Comment

Last week, my morning classes from our Knabusch Mathematics and Science Center were supposed to go to Sterling State Park to plant some trees and do some beach clean-up (a yearly activity). Due to the weather, we were unable to go and I was left scrambling for an activity that I could do with both my geometry class and algebra class the day before spring break. The week prior, one of my afternoon students had wondered how many students you could fit in the classroom.


So, I…


3-14 In honor of Pi

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

A friend sent me this link for a song about pi. It's cute, so I thought that I'd share it.

Snow Days Interfering with Instruction

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 11:18pm 1 Comment

At some point, enough is enough. We only had 1 day of school last week due to the weather and two scheduled days off. Now, this week is the MME/ACT schedule to contend with. Next week, we must end the second trimester after losing 8+ (at some point I lost track!) days due to weather. Now, it becomes an educated guessing game of what I can "skip" without hindering their movement to another teacher next trimester. I am in better shape than some of my peers, but I don't like being in this…


Mile Markers Activity

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:53pm 2 Comments

I did the Mile Markers Activity this past Tuesday after teaching the graphing of absolute value functions and before teaching piece-wise function. This was the perfect placement of this activity. It reinforced the absolute value functions and gave students a real-life situation where it is portrayed. I then had the students think about writing a rule without absolute value symbols. Of course, they were insistent that it couldn't be done. When asked for their reasoning, it was because the…


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At 12:29pm on July 28, 2011, Kelly (Congdon) Vandeginste said…
oooh, maybe this is how!

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