tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post2989463081828466499..comments2023-08-12T22:50:53.193-04:00Comments on Drawing On Math: Start of Year: Algebra 2Tina Cardonehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00549943329133396794noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post-55600043783484030372017-09-11T20:34:17.618-04:002017-09-11T20:34:17.618-04:00I don't have enough vertical white board space...I don't have enough vertical white board space for pairs so I do groups of 3. I like the idea of having them go back to their seats and record their solution in their notebooks at the end. That might help my classroom management b/c some of those fast finishers fool around more when they're up and about versus at their seats.Michelle Pavlovskynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post-26581771426277488532017-09-11T19:52:23.571-04:002017-09-11T19:52:23.571-04:00I'm still figuring this out too. I'm wonde...I'm still figuring this out too. I'm wondering if pairs is better for board work than groups? I definitely had one trio letting/making the lone sophomore do everything today. Tomorrow I'm going to ask them to record the most challenging problem in their notebook so they have some notes for reference.Tina Cardonehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00549943329133396794noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post-795223724974242792017-09-11T18:50:38.563-04:002017-09-11T18:50:38.563-04:00How long do you send students to white boards for?...How long do you send students to white boards for? I started using VNPS. I'm trying to balance giving problems worksheet style (pros: individual students are accountable. They have a record of their thinking) with VNPS (pros: it's fun and engaging, students are discussing, I can easily see their thinking. cons: some students let their group do everything). I haven't struck the right ratio yet.Michelle Pavlovskynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post-47673988859505519612017-09-10T18:30:28.234-04:002017-09-10T18:30:28.234-04:00What a cool set of units to add in. Maybe we can f...What a cool set of units to add in. Maybe we can find ways to fit those ideas in as well. Tina Cardonehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00549943329133396794noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-812794395259173668.post-844830051516636372017-09-10T10:36:24.836-04:002017-09-10T10:36:24.836-04:00I like it! Whenever Algebra 2 starts with a lot of...I like it! Whenever Algebra 2 starts with a lot of review of Algebra 1, it becomes deadly. I taught Algebra 2 for 19 out of the past 20 years, and I'm finally not doing so, which is something of a relief. At the public school where I teach (in Massachusetts) we've done something to alleviate some of the issues of Algebra 2 by incorporating statistics, probability, and abstract algebra (all at the honors level only), as well as linear programming and a full quarter of the year on cryptography and number theory (at both levels). I would like to say that my students' favorite unit is exponential and logarithmic functions... but if I said that, I would be lying.Larry Davidsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09474995679072112344noreply@blogger.com