Just how many problems do we need to assign to understand where the learning needs of our classes fall? While looking at the Survivor Algebra site, I found this:
“So... have you noticed that I…Continue
Since theory and reality are not always the same I thought I would comment on how the Shapes of Algebra is going in my classes the first two weeks. I have had to make adjustments to the calendar that I set up in the summer sessions because I am finding that it takes a lot of time.
In my Algebra 1 class I took the Shapes of Algebra activity and broke it down into smaller components. My first objective was to have the students learn to use the Y= graphing screen and think about what…Continue
Well, all positive talk put aside, I think the honeymoon of the new year is officially over. We just need to throw a full moon on top of things, and the year will have come to its REAL beginning. As I look to the year ahead, I see some potential challenges and struggles along the way.
I've got a student in my class this year that is mostly home bound due to an illness. I've been printing out class notes and assessments (we're mostly reviewing right now), but I fear when it…Continue
One of the locals here was convicted of throwing his wife off pictured rocks in the UP
There were NO witnesses
The body did not drop or fall as an expected parabola would indicate.
The body fell too far away from the cliff to be "a naturally occuring " fall even if she had leapt
The husband was convicted by math.
That and he had recently taken out a $200,000 life insurance policy
and he had karate skills to have kicked her to…Continue
Added by KC Mowrey on September 12, 2010 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Last year when I tried the SOA activity at the start of the year, it was an extremely frustrating experience. The students were unable to complete the tasks without me standing over their shoulders asking questions to bring the knowledge from middle school back into action. This is okay if you are dealing with one or two groups, but near impossible when every group in the room is demanding the same help. I was exhausted and disheartened by the end of the first day of the…Continue
I need suggestions for placing Middle School students in Advanced Math classes. We are looking for a standardized test we can administer, then use the results to place the top performers on the fast track to 8th grade Algebra class.
Added by Stacey Coville on September 8, 2010 at 6:31pm — No Comments