Tuesday, September 1, 2015

And more lessons...

I thought my Math 3 kids were doing well on the characteristics of functions (domain, range, increasing, decreasing, intercepts, end behavior, extrema) until I gave them a little check today with an online "quiz" that I'd built.

And now I know the truth.

Sure, some are doing great! But a lot more aren't and are trying to hide behind the kids answering the questions.

This just shows how important it is to do intermediate checks despite how a class "feels".

Formative assessments, anyone?

The grading is great online for matching, multiple choice, and true/false questions. But I wanted to see the kids' notation, so I left the questions as short answer. More of a pain to grade but so much more evidence!  So glad I did it that way.  With almost 90 kids to do this for though, that's going to be something I'll really have to consider in the future.


  1. I'm teaching the same concepts right now. Any advice on how to keep students from mixing them all up?

  2. We've really just practiced a lot. I also gave them a bunch of graph characteristics where they had to draw the function, then we checked by finding the characteristics of the function. I thought it also might be fun to do a matching/card sort activity, but I didn't want to take the time to create it. So if you so choose.... :)