Well, today I tried our modified "Shapes of Algebra" in my only Algebra I class. I never knew we had so many coming in unprepared. My class of 27 understood as I went through y=x as an example, or so I thought. They are good at copying what I say or write, but when they had to do their own on y = -2x + 2, they couldn't even produce an accurate table of values. Then, the graphing was another issue as they were picking random points or inverting the x and y axis.or making everything into a line. We are still muddling through, but this class is going to need some serious work...I am curious to see if my A4A collegues here in Dowagiac have similar problems.
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