Tag Archives: freshmen

Saucy Calculator Use

I thought I had heard it all. I don’t know why I keep thinking this. I don’t know why I’m still surprised. Student: Mrs. B, my calculator doesn’t work. Me: Okay. Student: The taco sauce shorted out my batteries. Me: … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Class Discussions

In the comments on my last post, H asked, “What have you been doing to get them to this point?” So as requested, here’s some of what I do in my freshmen classes. Students work in groups. Every day. No … Continue reading

Posted in First Year, Math, Problem Solving | Tagged , , | 22 Comments

Dy/Dan Comes to Class

In my freshman IMP 1 classes the past few days, we’ve been creating and interpreting graphs. We haven’t formally talked about slope yet, as for right now, we’re going for a more intuitive approach. I want them to understand slope … Continue reading

Posted in Math, Problem Solving | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in First Year, Math | Tagged , | 3 Comments