It's felt like months since we've had a day off of school (except for weekends, of course, which are normally so crammed full of stuff that I am able to relax more during the week!). That Labor Day to Thanksgiving stretch is certainly a killer! But can you believe that it's almost Thanksgiving already?! Yikes.

Working on trig in precalc and it seems to be going pretty well! I've taken a page out of

Ms. Cookie's book ( I referenced it

here) and have been giving them a unit circle every day to practice with (writing degrees, radians, ordered pairs). I don't know if I'll go so far to "grade" it, but they are definitely appreciating the value of knowing all of the points and angles around the circle. On day 1 I had 3 kids (one in each class) complete the entire unit circle in 4 minutes. On day 2 I was up to about 12. Niiiiice.

Yesterday was when I introduced reference angles for the first time... but I let the kids come up with their importance. After our unit circle 4-minute frenzy, I gave them this half sheet:

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