Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Made4Math - More Foldables!

In case you haven't figured it out from my blog, I really, rEaLlY, REALLY love foldables! They work so well in the Interactive Notebooks and they keep the notes so nice and organized :)

So here are two new foldables for AP Stat...

Confidence Interval Foldable

Sample Size Foldable

I don't know why this one is sideways... so sorry! :(

Happy #Made4Math! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

An unofficial "One Good Thing"...

Just wanted to share a short good thing that just happened.

As teachers, we often do not know what happens to our students after they leave our classrooms. Sometimes the kiddos come back to say hi, but most of the time, we never see them again. But once in a while, a former student sends an email that just warms your heart. A few minutes ago, I checked my email and I wanted to post it here so that in those times that I forget why I do what I do, I can refer back to this post :)

Subject: hi from a former stat student


Hello Mrs. X,

This is StudentName, I used to be a student of yours in AP Stat. I’m not sure if you remember me but I just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job teaching stat. I’m currently taking Elementary Statistics at NameOfCollege and I still remember a ton from the class and it is helping immensely! I feel like everything in this class is just a review.

Thanks so much!

And that, my friends, makes my heart happy. :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

My Favorite Friday - Whiteboards

There are things I really love about my classroom.... This is one of them :)

Our desks are dry-erase, so part of my school supply list is a white board marker.

Also notice their notebooks open too... my kiddos LOVE their notebooks! (Thanks @mgolding!)

Happy Friday :)

My Favorite Friday - #21

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Made4Math - Function Operations

It feels like it's been forever since I blogged! One of my New Year Resolutions was to find more balance in my life and while I'm happy to report that it is going well, it has meant a decrease in things like blogs and twitter. I've not had an extremely creative semester, so far, but here's some goodies from this past week :)

Function Operations
Last week, one of our lessons was on function operations... you know, (f+g), (f-g), f(g(x)), etc and honestly I thought it would go very smoothly since we had already done polynomials. Oh my goodness... it was a diaster! I did a self-guided worksheet (you can see it HERE), and thought the kids would zoom through it, but no... it took us TWO DAYS! I was at my wit's end and so frustrated because it was issues that I did not even anticipate!

Anyway, to make a long story short, we needed practice... and LOTS of it! So I grabbed my handy flash cards, a marker, and one of my big dice and here we went...

We picked an f(x) and a g(x), then rolled the dice to tell us what to do. It was definitely good practice! Crisis averted!

Inverses Foldable
So the next day, our lesson was on function inverses. It had been a while since we had done a foldable, so we did a foldable for our notes.

Let's just say that after a stressful week, I enjoyed coloring the foldable! :)

Get the entire foldable HERE

Don't Forget!!!!
The rest of this week's posts are now archived at Made4Math.blogspot.com - Head over there to see the rest of the goodies this week! :)