Last week I sat through an inservice at our building that discussed where our building is ranked compared to others in the county and at the state level. And let me tell you what, it was definitely an eye-opener!
Now, how we are ranked is still somewhat of a mystery. All we do know is that they are using math and english standardized test scores from a period of four years. What else I know is that the state of Michigan is the only state that is publically releasing the scores…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
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
Added by Sean Karsten on November 2, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments