Since today was the first day back after spring break, I thought I'd remind them of volume in an effective and engaging way while incorporating PrBL and the SMP's. It was a great activity.
This went well. Students struggled productively. I lied to them again, and it was surprisingly effective, again.
We really needed volume practice. I love the whiteboard stamp game because I can provide immediate verbal feedback to students and they can get differentiated support. It was awesome to be able to pinpoint their areas of confusion and help them to get clarification. I do not emphasize speed, I have them work in pairs or … Continue reading day 119: Volume Win!
I have 3 class days this week, then there are 2 days of conferences before spring break, so I know students will forget some content over the break. I decided to teach volume in these 3 days, and then address surface area, which is harder for students, after the break. I planned to complete students interactive … Continue reading day 118: Volume Fail
Our state testing starts tomorrow, I had a lot of goals I wanted to communicate to students before they jumped into these assessments: Remind students that they are capable of solving problems, even when it has not been explicitly taught. Intro to surface area, its coming up soon. Build, confidence, success and curiosity about mathematics. … Continue reading Day 117: File Cabinet! Finally! fun!
The mean score on the scatter plot assessment was a 3 out of 4 and the mean score on the statistics assessment was a 3.5 out of 4. Many students were surprised that they know so much. I think this means they were ready for the quiz!
I procrastinated blogging about these two days because they were rough. I just gave students time to work on word problems where they practiced writing equation in slope intercept form and using it to make predictions. When I assigned this, I had no idea it would be so painful. Next year I will break the … Continue reading Day 114 & 115: Ugh! Scatterplot word problems