tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.comments2014-09-28T14:58:01.373-05:00Algebra's FriendBeth Fergusonhttps://plus.google.com/101031905836509369212noreply@blogger.comBlogger417125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-46953835524105386382014-09-28T14:58:01.373-05:002014-09-28T14:58:01.373-05:00Goal number 4 resonates with me. Finding that bal...Goal number 4 resonates with me. Finding that balance between rich tasks and skills practice is hard. I know I much prefer when my class works on 3Act tasks, estimation180 exercises, visual patterns and projects. At the same time, I know there are so many skills I need my students to learn about and/or master before they move on to their next math class. Finding the right balance is something I am always working on. Good luck!nickvromerohttp://nickvromero.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-61173112935755443192014-09-27T21:04:02.592-05:002014-09-27T21:04:02.592-05:00Balance is such a hard thing to find with the unre...Balance is such a hard thing to find with the unrealistic demands of teaching these days. I have made a great effort to spend less extra hours in my classroom after school and spend those with my family instead, but I am swamped during the school day trying to get everything done. Good luck finding the ever elusive balance.Sherrie Nackelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16110420412281024292noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-23829969228797361172014-09-16T14:52:42.427-05:002014-09-16T14:52:42.427-05:00will be playing it tomorrow...can't wait. Than...will be playing it tomorrow...can't wait. Thanks for the great idea!Lisa Winerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11156444965825197383noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-32492243881776022612014-09-15T18:00:33.540-05:002014-09-15T18:00:33.540-05:00Please DO blog about it! It's not original wi...Please DO blog about it! It's not original with me ... we must all share! My kids loved the surprise of the points. Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-77489046231769301072014-09-15T17:20:38.018-05:002014-09-15T17:20:38.018-05:00This is awesome! I just made my board. Would you m...This is awesome! I just made my board. Would you mind if I blogged about this soon...of course giving you credit :)))Lisa Winerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11156444965825197383noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-64052593992562309652014-09-13T18:29:13.193-05:002014-09-13T18:29:13.193-05:00Most students realized that it was quadratic. The...Most students realized that it was quadratic. They all graphed the points first on their calculators to observe the shape of the graph. A few questioned if it could be exponential. Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-27092306538962789192014-09-13T17:43:38.272-05:002014-09-13T17:43:38.272-05:00In no. 3 you have "Find a regression equation...In no. 3 you have "Find a regression equation."<br />Would this be a linear regression equation or a quadratic regression equation ?<br />Since two minutes of thinking followed by 5 minutes of action would give the progression rule and the missing values up to 10 at least, it should be clear that this is not linear. <br />I wonder how many observed that the sequence is <br />1<br />1+2<br />1+2+3<br />1+2+3+4<br />and so on.<br />Also, what conclusions should be drawn from the estimate for 7 ?howardat58http://howardat58.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-87984728126535773022014-09-07T19:47:39.384-05:002014-09-07T19:47:39.384-05:00Love that you are celebrating mistakes! Keep it up...Love that you are celebrating mistakes! Keep it up!functionsarefunhttp://functionsarefun.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-81773717230977535552014-09-07T17:32:12.482-05:002014-09-07T17:32:12.482-05:00Hi Shelley -
Yes, I made the presentation. It&#...Hi Shelley - <br /><br />Yes, I made the presentation. It's so easy! Love Desmos! And my students will also do homework there ... then share the link with me. I have them drop the link in a Google Form so that I can just click through the spreadsheet and see their work. So for example we have our systems unit coming up. Solving word problems on Desmos will be their job. They can explain in text and support their solutions with graphs. <br /><br />Thanks for stopping by!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-1834023505961180262014-09-07T17:05:28.712-05:002014-09-07T17:05:28.712-05:00Oh nevermind on hw question. I reread and I see tw...Oh nevermind on hw question. I reread and I see two short homework assignments (instead of one longer one).Shelley Carranzahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15429694652889020456noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-59262425787059570472014-09-07T17:02:13.333-05:002014-09-07T17:02:13.333-05:00Did you make the Desmos presentation? It is fantas...Did you make the Desmos presentation? It is fantastic! I had no idea you can add lines of text so you can ask questions or give directions. On the nights when you assigned edpuzzle and Desmos, did you also give a problem set? Thanks for sharing!Shelley Carranzahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15429694652889020456noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-35865042878839629472014-09-07T07:28:10.727-05:002014-09-07T07:28:10.727-05:00I need to work on asking better questions this yea...I need to work on asking better questions this year. Hope you have a great second week.Sherrie Nackelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16110420412281024292noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-79161664351027014362014-09-03T07:06:32.402-05:002014-09-03T07:06:32.402-05:00I made all of those from "stuff" I found...I made all of those from "stuff" I found online. I can send you the pdfs if you want them.Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-9449287510852224332014-09-02T21:41:01.750-05:002014-09-02T21:41:01.750-05:00Just wondering if you can tell me where you got al...Just wondering if you can tell me where you got all these wonderful posters? I am always looking for new posters for my rom and love these. Thanks.Kara Roothttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17694716801897331387noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-71230959714426043322014-09-01T18:23:31.796-05:002014-09-01T18:23:31.796-05:00Lindsay - thanks for stopping by and leaving a not...Lindsay - thanks for stopping by and leaving a note! I think once teaching gets in your veins it's difficult to stop! I've been at this more than 30 years ... and loving my students!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-16090403253091496392014-09-01T17:18:53.893-05:002014-09-01T17:18:53.893-05:00My dad retired a few years ago after being a Calcu...My dad retired a few years ago after being a Calculus teacher for nearly 30 some years...and apparently he missed it because he is currently teaching math in Las Vegas! My sister is also a middle school math teacher! (I am not a math teacher- ha!) Have a great school year!Lindsay http://www.blogger.com/profile/07848749570544732993noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-12766775959458888502014-09-01T06:46:31.842-05:002014-09-01T06:46:31.842-05:00Sounds like a great first week! Can you build you...Sounds like a great first week! Can you build your numeracy practice into the do nows or bell ringers?Robin Nehilahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13446790876342568219noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-54071417565059168082014-08-25T10:07:56.256-05:002014-08-25T10:07:56.256-05:00I like your post and it really gives an outstandin...I like your post and it really gives an outstanding idea that is very helpful for all the people on the web. Thanks for sharing.<br /><a href="http://www.banditsigns.com/" rel="nofollow">vinyl banners</a>bandit signshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00932594311360668563noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-34215313005185433102014-08-17T17:40:17.304-05:002014-08-17T17:40:17.304-05:00Love your plans Beth. I would like to use Desmos ...Love your plans Beth. I would like to use Desmos more this year, but need to get myself more comfortable with it. Did use it a few times last yr when my accel 7th students got to the 8th gr curriculum. Thanks for participating in the challenge!Sherrie Nackelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16110420412281024292noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-40718912003518986422014-08-17T16:21:13.118-05:002014-08-17T16:21:13.118-05:00Hi Shelley! Thanks for writing a comment :) This ...Hi Shelley! Thanks for writing a comment :) This is for Algebra 2 (pre-ap). We introduce functions and then we spend almost the rest of the year spiraling through 6 or 7 functions ... exploring graphs first and then solving related problems. I am not adept at geogebra yet but I love Desmos! I'll check out your presentations!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-45995399959891554772014-08-17T16:17:12.105-05:002014-08-17T16:17:12.105-05:00Love this first 5 day plan! Is this for an Algebr...Love this first 5 day plan! Is this for an Algebra II or the next level course? I attended a TI-Inspire workshop this summer and they shared some fantastic tools for exploring domain and range. I donâ€™t have a class set of these calculators, so I modeled some Geogebra tools based on the ones they presented. Not sure if these presentations will be helpful, but I get so many great ideas from your blog that I wanted to share just in case.<br /><br />You can preview and play with the tools in this blogpost:<br />http://makingmathvisual.blogspot.com/2014/07/ccss-concept-development-domain-and.html<br /><br />You can link to the geogebratube version of these tools in the spreadsheet. You don't have to have Geogebra installed to use them, since they are web based. All of the titles for these presentations begin with domain and range.<br />https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zorB3g-Wv0Ul2e8x7rJZEFDh1MF3Nql3UON7mS_Q1wM/edit#gid=0<br />Shelley Carranzahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15429694652889020456noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-34068295860119955372014-08-04T05:04:50.400-05:002014-08-04T05:04:50.400-05:00i love this, but i would also ask the kids to do s...i love this, but i would also ask the kids to do some writing about why they chose what they choose. this could also be done informally by asking the students to present their reasoning. still, i'm a big fan of writing reflections and writing for understanding in math. so i might add some questions like:<br /><br />when you approached the first problem (input 6, output 11), which function(s) did you know could not be the last one. why not?<br />likewise, which function is probably not a good choice for the first one? why? <br />in general, is there any order that the functions could never go in? why not? <br /><br /><br />also: could there ever be two different orders that give you the same output? i don't know the answer to this, but i'm curious how students might approach this. <br /><br /><br />lastly, i'd probably ask the students to identify each type of function and give a sketch of it because i'm nuts about trying to keep reinforcing this idea that we can understand so much about what a graph looks like just by looking at its equation's form. <br /><br />thanks for this; i'll definitely use it! :)inpursuitofnerdinesshttp://inpursuitofnerdiness.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-14259204915525286642014-08-02T15:18:47.014-05:002014-08-02T15:18:47.014-05:00Me too ... that's the toughest part for me! Sa...Me too ... that's the toughest part for me! Same to you for that great year!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-42733864960682206282014-08-02T15:18:10.379-05:002014-08-02T15:18:10.379-05:00Getting up early enough to have some quiet time an...Getting up early enough to have some quiet time and coffee is the most difficult for me. Once I'm on my way, I'm all in!Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-18912736606706886252014-08-02T15:17:18.559-05:002014-08-02T15:17:18.559-05:00Thank you, Kim! Same to you! Thank you, Kim! Same to you! Beth Fergusonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.com