Monthly Archives: September 2011

We put the “fun” in function. Or maybe just the “FU”

I’m not sure if they actually were interested in the equations that made this graph.  We went through them though, and it was at the very least amusing.  No, it was more than that, as we were making it, and … Continue reading

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No, they were not ready for perfect numbers

Well, mentally it wasn’t a hard thing to wrap heads around, but the question of “why?” came up a lot…to that I didn’t have a good answer. We did a transformation activity in class today.  It went well.  While they … Continue reading

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I didn’t give them enough credit…

I started each of my algebra classes today with it’s a fan-TAS-tic day today!!   They bit.  “Why?” Well, other than the fact you should have nothing on your desks except a pencil for a short little quiz, it’s 9/27. … Continue reading

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(March to the negative first) minus one

9/27 tomorrow…that’s pretty exciting, because other than January first and April eighth, there aren’t any other dates that can be expressed as x^2/x^3.  Does that mean tomorrow is March to the negative first?  3^-1… I coteach one of my classes … Continue reading

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9/14…

No creative title today.  But at least I had one this time!  I hate to just give a rundown of my day, so I won’t…at least not right off the bat.  I had a heart-to-heart with one of my classes, … Continue reading

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78% average on my first quiz…not bad I suppose.  Good thing I didn’t add my grade to the mix, I would have skewed it a bit.  Or would I?  I have 48 students, and I got a perfect. Kids drove … Continue reading

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So I’m Torn…

So the next sections of the book (in book order) are: intro to radicals, rationalizing denominators, operations with radicals, rules of exponents… I’m thinking I need to jump to rules of exponents?  If they don’t understand that a radical just … Continue reading

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