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Monthly Archives: December 2011
It’s that easy?
XVII + XII = XLV Pretend these are all toothpicks. Or matches, or pencils, or whatever. Pencils worked for me, because I had 20 of them a lot of counter space. I also wrote it on the board. I told … Continue reading
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I need 2012’s days to be downwardopening parabolas…
Twoday test tomorrow. Is that like saying “yesterday test today?” But it’s Monday! How can I have a Tuesday test on Monday? No no silly, it’s tomorrow. But it’s two days, so on Wednesday, it’s not twosday anymore! WTF. Why … Continue reading
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Oh, grades, what am I going to do with you….
So I gave a quiz today, that didn’t count at all toward the grade. I said “I’m just doing this to get a feel for where we are, how much more material to cover before break, and how thorough to … Continue reading
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Lists, Infinite Sums…
I’m not sure where I was going with this post. I had an idea at school, and I wrote “blog about infinite sums and lists” on a postit, and stuck it to my laptop. So here I am, not really … Continue reading
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kids these days….
Hello world, I need advice. I had a 30 point test. We’re on solving systems of equations, by graphing and by substitution (elimination next week). But anyway, I had 3 questions on the front page to solve by graphing. For … Continue reading
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2x + 4 does NOT equal 6x.
And this is the type of thing I have to correct on the “completing the squares” test in Algebra 2. Algebra 2. Still combining constants and variables. Maybe not the strongest math students, OK, but this has been a foundation … Continue reading
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Holy Lesson Planning Made Easy, Batman!
So my recent inner battle with these flowcharts has just been decided. It’s a little map for ME as well as a summary of the section for the students. Sure, I’ve gotta explain what each part of the chart means … Continue reading
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