tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.comments2014-04-22T08:34:09.998-05:00Algebra's FriendBeth Fergusonhttps://plus.google.com/101031905836509369212noreply@blogger.comBlogger316125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-45508018248107989472014-04-21T19:50:31.772-05:002014-04-21T19:50:31.772-05:00Mary - thanks for your thoughtful reply. I've...Mary - thanks for your thoughtful reply. I've looked at the MAP formative assessments but I usually modify them because of the time factor. I need to take another look and determine how I can use those materials to their full potential! <br /><br />I love that you involved students in giving feedback. I'll be thinking about that to see how I can copy your efforts :)Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-81996671447313609682014-04-21T19:26:13.669-05:002014-04-21T19:26:13.669-05:00Hi Beth! I'm not aware of a specific book that...Hi Beth! I'm not aware of a specific book that focuses on feedback in the math classroom, but <a href="http://groups.ascd.org/resource/documents/122463-CCSS_DI_Handout_3_Math.pdf" rel="nofollow">here's</a> an example of providing feedback with the boomerang task, from the Mathematics Assessment Project. To summarize, allow students to work individually on a task for about 15 minutes, then collect to provide feedback in the form of questions or hints. If you look at the table inside the document it gives several suggestions on providing feedback for that particular task. Return the task to them the next class period, allow them to work individually for about 10 minutes then have them work in small groups. This method is very time consuming worthwhile. <br /><br />For a different spin today my kids were working in groups on a Would You Rather problem. Their math and reasoning were all over the place--even when the criteria for success was, "Your work is organized so another student can understand your thinking." I collected their group work and redistributed it to the other groups for them to provide written feedback. As a result the groups organized their thinking and corrected their mistakes. One student wrote, "Why are you multiplying..." What was cool was that they didn't correct their work, they asked questions or posed comments to make the group think.<br /><br />It took most of the block but it was worth it.teacherleadershttp://teacherleaders.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-81152413953547005462014-04-08T09:27:35.123-05:002014-04-08T09:27:35.123-05:00I agree that the project should help students get ...I agree that the project should help students get a good understanding of domain and range. And since I made specific window requirements it should also reinforce transformations which is a big part of our curriculum. I hope to share ... it will be the end of April! Thanks for stopping by. And ... if you haven't used Desmos I highly recommend it for ease of use and clarity of graphing.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-1109451444845605522014-04-08T08:24:50.867-05:002014-04-08T08:24:50.867-05:00I love this idea and have done something similar, ...I love this idea and have done something similar, though not with demos. I think a project like this also helps students really solidify their understanding of domain and range, which I know my students still struggle to understand.<br /><br />Please share the best on your blog, I'd love to see them.S Hillshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04552324687060580556noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-9431496928826273172014-03-24T21:29:50.313-05:002014-03-24T21:29:50.313-05:00We minimize homework. So I either post it online ...We minimize homework. So I either post it online for students check on their own, or I might project it at the beginning of class for students to check it. <br /><br />If you use gmail, you have a google drive. You can create google documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms there.<br /><br />What concept will you be teaching on your observed day?Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-3388737670513906032014-03-24T11:33:08.108-05:002014-03-24T11:33:08.108-05:00I, myself, have to have an observation the Tuesday...I, myself, have to have an observation the Tuesday after Spring Break... I want it to be awesome! We are doing polynomials right now so I am interested in your ideas. My students, however do not have computers. What is your policy for homework checking? What are the google forms? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!Tracy Adamskihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03048169429613637603noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-75288618085584951752014-03-22T19:25:28.082-05:002014-03-22T19:25:28.082-05:00Thanks for your ideas! I thought about waiting un...Thanks for your ideas! I thought about waiting until we finish our conics unit but I'm anxious to see what they can do with what we have studied. I think I'll add in the directions that they can use the equations for circles, ellipses, and trig functions if they want to look those up. I can't wait to see what my kids develop! Would love to see how you set up your assignment!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-57867642726123104072014-03-22T15:36:47.315-05:002014-03-22T15:36:47.315-05:00I am doing a conics project using desmos and all o...I am doing a conics project using desmos and all our Alg 2 graphs and even some we haven't done yet (sin, cos). The kids have to limit the domain and range too. I suggest looking at bob lochel's youtube video of his conics project. It is 30 minutes long but it might give some suggestions to you (but the above directions look very thorough. Did you know you can input images into Desmos? I knew it but didn't tell my students, but they are figuring it out and I am okay with that. They are doing awesome things with this. A couple of students were working on their project after school in the library and ran to tell me their graph of animated molecules was featured on desmos. I did get a finished product already and it is a Minion, so awesome! I can't wait to get the rest of them. They are due on Monday. Good luck!JFairbankshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09111997601925361204noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-87609783956293186852014-03-13T15:42:30.740-05:002014-03-13T15:42:30.740-05:00Oooooh! I can't wait to read about the spaghe...Oooooh! I can't wait to read about the spaghetti cantilevers! My rational functions unit this year was severely lacking. I'm looking forward to seeing ideas to implement next year! <br /><br />Thanks, as always, for sharing!Sarah Haganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11839095945000612533noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-74687569691910250432014-03-06T07:23:22.527-06:002014-03-06T07:23:22.527-06:00Hello! The lesson I described was an introductory...Hello! The lesson I described was an introductory lesson to the exponential function in Algebra 2. My students should have seen the function at least briefly in Algebra 1 but I don't know that they did.<br /><br />Yes - we do have a 1:1 initiative in grades 9 and 10 only. All students are issued a Dell computer and carry it to every class. It is a real benefit to us!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-51889363684632266652014-03-06T06:27:13.985-06:002014-03-06T06:27:13.985-06:00Beth
I like the guided questions that you provide...Beth<br /><br />I like the guided questions that you provided for the exponential function. I wonder if this is a function that they were already familiar with. If so, the NCAA question and a table of values should lead them to think about powers of 2 pretty naturally. Do you have the privilege of having each student at their own computer to explore with desmos?mrdardyhttp://mrdardy.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-16152816459182920462014-02-24T07:05:37.700-06:002014-02-24T07:05:37.700-06:00Thanks. If the team has any good practice on Log ...Thanks. If the team has any good practice on Log Properties, I would love to know what they do :) Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-53331863695901125362014-02-24T07:04:45.856-06:002014-02-24T07:04:45.856-06:00I added the link in for you ... and others. Glad ...I added the link in for you ... and others. Glad to share.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-26968479999344227162014-02-24T04:51:35.432-06:002014-02-24T04:51:35.432-06:00Beth
Thanks for sharing this. I forwarded the doc ...Beth<br />Thanks for sharing this. I forwarded the doc link to my Algebra II team!<br />mrdardyhttp://mrdardy.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-57569382812238386182014-02-23T21:27:18.602-06:002014-02-23T21:27:18.602-06:00I like this idea. Quick and easy practice for stud...I like this idea. Quick and easy practice for students and is a little competitive too! Could I trouble you for a link to the PowerPoint? Thanks for posting all you do!vanvleettvhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04519939310803820382noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-71142434560640249212014-02-21T10:14:14.859-06:002014-02-21T10:14:14.859-06:00Love comments late or not ... so glad you added id...Love comments late or not ... so glad you added ideas ... love make a math dance :)Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-27965272959654474602014-02-21T09:59:21.599-06:002014-02-21T09:59:21.599-06:00late comment is LATE, anyway I played yesterday an...late comment is LATE, anyway I played yesterday and added 'cookie eating contest' and 'make a math dance' Anisahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05926099349619102569noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-42784399530883982912014-02-11T11:39:56.109-06:002014-02-11T11:39:56.109-06:00I would love to see the other anchor charts you cr...I would love to see the other anchor charts you created for your other units! I can't seem to access the Prezi for whatever reason. Do you think it would be possible for you to send photos in an email or attach he prezi as a PDF? Ms. Brownhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09996268568438667470noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-78207785491332596282014-01-27T19:32:19.626-06:002014-01-27T19:32:19.626-06:00I posted a bit more today including links to error...I posted a bit more today including links to error analysis that I used and my own card sort. See http://algebrasfriend.blogspot.com/2014/01/rational-exponents-continued-saga.htmlBeth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-8783800321045348922014-01-27T07:22:59.861-06:002014-01-27T07:22:59.861-06:00I print the pages front to back so there are only ...I print the pages front to back so there are only 2 pages ... the students fold them but we don't bother with stapling.<br /><br />I can share the card sort ... online it is in a rough state ... but I'll post what I have and what I plan to do with it. The error analysis station I borrowed from 2 places online. I'll look for the links today. Watch this evening for a followup post.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-45152191597516242752014-01-27T07:20:34.228-06:002014-01-27T07:20:34.228-06:00Andrew - love the links ... saw immediately someth...Andrew - love the links ... saw immediately something I was looking for but had not found using the standards. Thanks!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-66203722381946122452014-01-27T01:06:21.960-06:002014-01-27T01:06:21.960-06:00Thank you for sharing these documents! I'll be...Thank you for sharing these documents! I'll be hitting rational exponents in a couple weeks, so it's nice to see what you've put together.<br /><br />It took me a while to figure out how you were putting the booklet together, since I was picturing a sequence of half-page worksheet rather than a front-and-back booklet. I like the look of the book -- do you just staple down the center?<br /><br />Any chance you'll be sharing the card sort / error analysis station cards? :)Andrew Knaufthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04677916682246619842noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-20344278364469337752014-01-27T00:57:17.608-06:002014-01-27T00:57:17.608-06:00Under your "classes" tab you can use the...Under your "classes" tab you can use the Curriculum Filter in the Gradebook to see what Prodigi/Games are available for each standard. It doesn't have everything, and the alignment isn't always perfect, but I use it all the time for finding activities for my students.<br /><br />I also use http://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/math_games/ and more specifically http://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/math_games/algebra -- these links are a hold over from Manga High's previous organization, and so the pages aren't really accessible without the direct links (that I've seen). I have them bookmarked, because sometimes I would rather do a Ctrl+F search for a topic than click through the specific standards I'm trying to hit.Andrew Knaufthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04677916682246619842noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-13231622183762835552014-01-25T17:15:27.952-06:002014-01-25T17:15:27.952-06:00The Manga High activity I am using is in the Algeb...The Manga High activity I am using is in the Algebra 1 list from this organization: Prodigi: Properties of exponents and rational exponents<br />Algebra I » Foundations for functions » The student understands the importance of the skills required to manipulate symbols in order to solve problems and uses the necessary algebraic skills required to simplify algebraic expressions and solve equations and inequalities in problem situations » find specific function values, simplify polynomial expressions, transform and solve equations, and factor as necessary in problem situations. Understand the meaning of the numerator and denominator of a fractional power. Include simple/mixed fractions and decimals<br /><br />Our students have not studied fractional powers before now. <br /><br />Manga High also addresses rational functions, some trig ... I haven't checked to see if it has conics at all.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-75378999564510445622014-01-25T17:14:33.396-06:002014-01-25T17:14:33.396-06:00This comment has been removed by the author.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.com