Project Alert!


Here is a montage of the Photostory projects my Geometry students recently finished on parallel and perpendicular lines. I adapted this activity from a “scrapbook” suggested by the state comprehensive curriculum. Here is a tutorial that you can use with your students so that they can use Photostory to create videos like this one on any topic. It was an easy, quick project, and I am very pleased with the results.

Triple whammy

This is the first of three posts I will do today. There has been so much going on, I have not had a chance to upload it all until now! First, I have some pics of my students playing a card matching came in calculus. I have attached a link to one of the matching card sets which I printed out and laminated. Students had to match the equation of a function with its graph,the graph of its 1st and 2nd derivatives, and verbal descriptions of the functions’ graphs. It was a good review activity as we get closer to the (dreaded) AP exam!

statistics is *sweet*

Today we had a different kind of test in AP Stats. We had multiple choice and free response questions pulled from past AP exams as usual, but there was another part that required students to demonstrate their knowledge about the rules of probability and random variable distributions using M&Ms. Since this is a very typical activity, I decided to incorporate it into a chapter test to mix things up a bit. Since my students are so used to doing hands-on activities in class, why not use one as a formal assessment? I think this is the first time I caught my students smiling during a test! For a sample activity set on M&Ms and probability, visit http://mabryonline.org/blogs/bowman/M&M.pdf