Monthly Archives: October 2007

More Fragments

Here’s a brief sampling since my last fragment post: Me: What is one more than “n”? I’m half expecting to hear “o” Student reply: “M?” Student: “What do you do for a living?” huh? Student: “Why is it raining?” Me: … Continue reading

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Letters from Freshmen

At the end of every unit, the freshmen create a portfolio that represents their best work from the unit. Included in the portfolio are a cover letter summarizing the mathematical ideas of the unit and a personal growth letter. Below … Continue reading

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I Survived!

Somehow, two and a half weeks before the craziness that is homecoming week, I became the freshman class sponsor. I really just offered to help out until they found someone – next thing I knew, an interview was scheduled. During … Continue reading

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Carnival of Mathematics #18

The 18th Carnival of Mathematics is up at JD2718. Outstanding work by Jonathan in assembling a nice variety of posts (52 topics by 49 different authors). Good thing I have no school on Monday, so I’ll have time to play … Continue reading

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Half Full?

I just finished grading today’s test for the seniors. Today’s portion was on word problems. Overall, 4th period did OK. The mean was 71.3% and the median was 83.3%. 8th period on the other hand: mean 65.0%, median 67.9% . … Continue reading

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