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Class Participation
I’ve always had class participation as 10% of the students’ grade. The main reason is that I want the class to be as interactive as possible; I don’t think many of them will “get it” by just listening to me … Continue reading
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Precalculus Stew
Precalculus does seem to be a hodgepodge of different ideas, doesn’t it? In talking to students, I’ve explained the reason for this as this is the last chance a math student has of picking up certain skills before moving on … Continue reading
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BFT
Below is something that’s been unique to my classes (as far as I know). If you’ve taught trigonometry, you’ve seen the unit circle with the points marked for the special angles. I have another tool that I use, which we … Continue reading
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Analytical, Numerical, or Graphical?
Despite using technology all of the time, I am a lateadopter when it comes to teaching upper school math. I was convinced that an analytical approach to problemsolving was best, since it requires critical reasoning skills. What’s an analytical approach? … Continue reading
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This is the blog of a parttime precalculus teacher at a private school. I’ve started this as part of a project to get math teachers blogging in order to share ideas, but I’m happy to have anyone follow along. I’ll … Continue reading
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