Author Archives: Jackie

Pick a piece of candy!

I try to change seats often in my classes (every three weeks or so). Sometimes I choose their seats for them, but most of the time it is random.  I usually use a deck of cards (well, part thereof), kids … Continue reading

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Advice For New Teachers: Goals

Adding my (late) contribution to Letters to a First Year Teacher… To a new teacher, As you plan for your first year, my advice to you is to have concrete goals — and very few of them. Some of us … Continue reading

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Summer Prep: Progress

Next year I have three preps:  Honors Accelerated Advanced Algebra (sophomores, two sections), Honors Pre-Calculus (juniors, two sections), and what we’ll call Algebra I (freshmen, one section). Pre-Calc is the only prep that isn’t new. I taught it last year … Continue reading

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End Behavior of Rational Functions

This is the activity I used a couple of months ago to help students investigate the end behavior of rational functions. The second part of the activity (not shown) asks them complete three statements: If the degree of the numerator … Continue reading

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