This was a crazy week; I took Wednesday off to present two webinars, which split the week nicely in half. It was also really nice to have more time to spend with Grayson in the middle of the week.
If you want to check out the archives for both free webinars, please see the following links:
- Sophia.org Webinar: "Flipping with Kirch". Archive here.
- EdWeb.net Webinar: Flipped Learning and the Common Core State Standards: Flipping the Math Classroom. Archive here
My students' blogs are coming along quite well, and I am really happy with their Student Problems and Student Videos. They have to come up with their own problems given specific requirements. Here are some recent ones, for you math teachers out there (you can see all the instructions at bit.ly/blogpostdetails)
- Solving logs given approximations - Write a logarithmic expression that can be expanded using all three properties (product, power, quotient) of logs (they have to understand how using those properties comes about and what there needs to be in order to use them)
- Graphing exponential equations - Write and graph an exponential equation that does NOT have an x-intercept (they have to understand how to appropriately place the asymptote and how to choose the value of "a" in the equation to make this happen)
- Graphing logarithmic equations - Write and graph a log equation that has BOTH an x- and y-intercept. (they have to understand the asymptote of a log graph and where to place it so the graph touches both axes)
Next week we will finish Unit I and the students have Friday off (day after Halloween, go figure!) while teachers have a half-day PD.
Looking forward to another great week!