A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating either alone or with loved ones today! Forget the turkey, let's go straight to the pie!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Learning about slope and linear equations isn't hard, but man can it be tedious. In order to jazz it up, I created a project where the eighth graders looked at maps. We used coordinate grids on transparency paper ( heh...still have boxes of that stuff to use from the days of my trusty projector!) and placed them over local maps. This served a couple of purposes, one; we were able to see how crazy awful some city planners were when they 'planned' roads and two; of course this led to a scavenger hunt! Using local maps, the students had to choose a location, and formulate the equations to get there. Then they switched off and tried to find out where the others' secret locations were.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
October was a busy busy month. Multiple student success team meetings and IEPs to attend, and just life in general. I'm not a farmer, but in a way I can totally think of it as a fall harvest of events and concepts. Winter is looking a lot less crowded thankfully!