Here is a link to an article on Math Anxiety.

I have noticed in my classroom that students with higher levels of anxiety are the also very focused on their grades.

I think the ideas that…

ContinueAdded by Claudia Heinrich on May 23, 2011 at 6:11pm — 3 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…

ContinueAdded by Barbara Assenmacher on January 6, 2011 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

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…

ContinueAdded by Claudia Heinrich on September 20, 2010 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

WOW! What an amazing transformation I experienced in my classroom last week. I tried out the Stations of Algebra activity that we learned about in Day 2 on my junior high Algebra class. My students have been working with linear functions and getting used to seeing function notation. Before we even started talking about slope, I thought I'd let them construct some of their own knowledge through the use of these stations. We did this activity in the week before Thanksgiving break - the atmosphere… Continue

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