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

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…

ContinueAdded by Barbara Assenmacher on September 10, 2010 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

During the first meeting for Algebra for All we took part in the activity called “Shapes of Algebra.” First off I want to say how glad I am that we go through the activities that we are given so we get the chance to see how they work. Also important is the chance to talk about modifications and extensions that we might want to try in our classrooms. Again this is where having a room full of math teachers comes in handy.

I also want to say that I enjoy the presenters saying to us that… Continue

I also want to say that I enjoy the presenters saying to us that… Continue

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