Deann Markva
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Introduction to the Family of Functions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Devota Jun 3, 2012. 1 Reply

This five day plan gives students an insight to the family of functions.  It lets them explore the different functions and helps them be able to tell from tables, graphs and equations what kind of…Continue

Exploring Exponential Functions

Started May 6, 2012 0 Replies

I took a lesson started by Claudia Heinrich and modified it a little to fit my classroom.  I really liked her student sheet and decided to use it.  Thanks Claudia.  I decided to use different types…Continue

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Jane Devota replied to Deann Markva's discussion 'Introduction to the Family of Functions'
"Love the Frayer Model.  Sometimes I learn better by seeing what should not be done...  A couple of restaurant jobs taught me that!"
Jun 3, 2012
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Introduction to the Family of Functions

This five day plan gives students an insight to the family of functions.  It lets them explore the different functions and helps them be able to tell from tables, graphs and equations what kind of function it is.  It also has a day where students are exploring the use of TI-84 calculators so they will know how to use them as you move more in depth into the Family of Functions.See More
Jun 3, 2012
Arthur Weiss commented on Deann Markva's blog post 'Great Review Activity'
"I'm a big fan of this kind of activity too... except I call them "stations":}  I have also found it helpful to put a time limit on stations.  Some students finish early... others use up the whole time... it depending on the…"
Jun 3, 2012
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Great Review Activity

When it comes time to reviewing for a test, I have found that doing a walk-a-round activity is very helpful.  I take their review and create a PowerPoint with each question on a slide.  On the bottom right corner of the slide, I put the answer to one of the other questions.  Students can work in pairs or on their own to work out the problems.  I put the different slides around my room or we use the end hallway that has no classes in it.  Students start at different slides and work out the…See More
May 28, 2012
Deann Markva replied to David Young's discussion 'How does your classroom feel different...'
"I find myself doing more activities where the students are exploring to find answers.  I am asking the students more questions and trying to tie the lessons to real life situations that they can explore.  This has been challenging because…"
May 28, 2012
Deann Markva posted a discussion

Exploring Exponential Functions

I took a lesson started by Claudia Heinrich and modified it a little to fit my classroom.  I really liked her student sheet and decided to use it.  Thanks Claudia.  I decided to use different types of paper and have the students compare their data.  See More
May 6, 2012
Deann Markva replied to Claudia Heinrich's discussion 'Exploring Exponential Functions'
"I really like your lesson plan.  I am going to try using it with my students.  I am going to have different types of paper for them to choose from.  I am thinking about using four different types and having my students compare their…"
May 6, 2012
Deann Markva commented on Keith Barnes's blog post 'Flipping the Geometry Classroom'
"Thank you for this link.  I am starting to get resources that I can use on my IPad to help my students.  This is a great resource.  I just wish I had this at the beginning of the year.  I have used Khan Academy but this gives…"
Apr 26, 2012
Deann Markva replied to Arthur Weiss's discussion 'Rich "Angry Birds" / Quadratics question.'
"I really liked the way you used "Angry Birds" to talk about quadratics.  I am going to share this with a teacher who is currently working on quadratics.  It really ties in to what our students are doing.  "
Apr 26, 2012
Deann Markva replied to Claudia Heinrich's discussion 'Cumulative Review - Algebra 2'
"I really like your idea and will probably try it with my students.  My question is:  Do you have them make the note cards or graphic organizers as you go along or when you give them the review?  I do graphic organizers but have…"
Apr 26, 2012
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Great Review Activity

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 5:44pm 1 Comment

When it comes time to reviewing for a test, I have found that doing a walk-a-round activity is very helpful.  I take their review and create a PowerPoint with each question on a slide.  On the bottom right corner of the slide, I put the answer to one of the other questions.  Students can work in pairs or on their own to work out the problems.  I put the different slides around my room or we use the end hallway that has no classes in it.  Students start at different slides and work out the…

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