A quick blog post. I taught bearings in Accelerated Algebra 2. They did bearings last year in Geometry and didn't really like it from the moans and groans when I announced it yesterday. We are doing a unit on trig with Law of Sines and Cosines and bearings as well. We do one day of bearings. I wanted to see what they remembered as well as make them see bearings as necessary. So, I opened with this: Edited to give credit to Dan Meyer for blog post.

I had one student close their eyes and the other could see this projected on the board. They had to describe it so the student could draw it. It was a struggle but there was some interesting conversation. Some referred to quadrants. Some used left and right. Some used North, South, East, West. Eventually, we pulled out from them a direction, a degree, and a distance. Yeah!

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