All Blog Posts Tagged 'functions' (4)

Math Anxiety

Here is a link to an article on Math Anxiety.

 

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/05/18/31math_ep.h30.html?tkn=PZCCgIX4PjXZW2XdpIIG1LKJMVCQUHHr57gf&cmp=clp-sb-ascd

 

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…

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Added by Claudia Heinrich on May 23, 2011 at 6:11pm — 3 Comments

Mile Markers Activity

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

First Two Weeks Shapes of Algebra

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…

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

Linear Function Stations of Algebra

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

Added by Beverly George on November 29, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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