This blog post is part of a monthly blogging initiative for the MTBoS to blog on the 18th of each month. Today is Friday, Oct 19th, so I am a day late. Better late than never. I knew what I wanted to blog about but went to see the new movie, The Hate U Give, and was too drained to type when I got home. Guess what, I saw it again today! Yep, same movie within 24 hours. I took my 19 year old son. I was so happy he actually wanted to go with me and I think it was important enough to share with him.
When I teach Quadratics in Accelerated Algebra 2, it is mostly a review because they have seen most of it in Accelerated Algebra 1. I teach it as if it is a review, so it is important to do a formative assessment to check in. I was out of school on Tuesday so I emailed a Google Form to my students for their formative assessment and then I could review their results and summarize it into a Google Slide to use for discussion as an opener when I returned to school. At this point, we reviewed graphing and solving by factoring.
I have three classes. These are the results.
1st question: Tell me what the Zero Product Property is. We discussed two student responses:
4th question: This one was multiple choice with 6 possible answers. Most students chose one answer but should have chosen both.
5th question: I asked if these were in standard form. We talked about which ones worked and which ones didn't.
6th question: More discussion:
This was an extension of #6....
7th question: This was a great one for discussion:
8th question: For this last question, I asked what they were still unsure of from the first unit which was all our family functions, graphs, inverses, systems, and matrices:
Thanks for reading.