Archive for July, 2011


Algebra 3 Project Ideas

July 9, 2011

I have decided to have my A3 classes do an in-class “project” at the end of each six weeks. My reasons for this are:

  • It gives me an extra day to play with in case anything has to slide for some reason.
  • It provides something a little more “hands-on” in a class that is very abstract.
  • I like the idea of decompressing a little at the end of each six weeks.

In order for this to work, I need to come up with/find/steal some interesting things to do that I can loosely relate to A3.

Ideas so far

  • String art
  • Circle designs
  • Fractals
  • Deb’s paper folding thing
  • Origami

Student-Driven Learning (In Progress)

July 1, 2011

Desired outcome: students taking more responsibility for their learning.

Ideas for achieving this: On a given topic, showing them the final level to be achieved and asking what information/assistance they need from me to get there.