We have been working on having the students do a lab and collect data to present the information in a graph format. The lesson has different activities geared toward different grade levels due to…Continue
Here is a cool activity for regression equations that uses the Superbowl advertising amounts. This goes right along with the a4a lessons that we covered last year.Continue
Here is the document we used for introducing absolute value to students in a real world activity. As an adult class we enjoyed working on it and talking about it. It looks like a good idea for…Continue
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Does anyone feel that students ability to retain material is not what is used to be? I have been teaching for 16 years now and it seems that when a student is exposed to a new lesson, it goes in one ear and out the other. They are really good with it during class, but when they walk out of the building it all goes away. I have heard so many kids come in the next day and ask me what we did the day before. Also, if I tell them we are having a test the next day, they show up without a…Continue
If you are currently teaching this section as we are in Menominee, then you are really going to like this tool. This is a great way to show students how the different variables effect the graph of quadratics when using the vertex format.
y = a( x - h )2 + k
Below is a link to this little tool. My kids thought this was really cool.
I don't know why this has turned out to be so difficult this year for the kids to understand. I have been teaching this for 15 years and it seems that there was always a way to get them to grasp the concept. First of all , they have seen it in algebra 1, 2 years ago. I have tried the old trial and error dry erase sheets that I posted on afa earlier. I have tried the logical approach to the understanding of the FOIL frontwards and backwards. I have tried the box method that seems to be…Continue