We'll see if it worked.
There were several students in my 1st period class who ran out of time, so I decided that I would give them the opportunity to finish up today. But I also wanted everyone else to have a chance to look through their work (in case the rushed). So for the first 10 minutes of class, I gave back the quizzes. I told the kids that they had to keep it for a minimum of 5 minutes. I know there would have been kids who wouldn't take advantage of the time I gave them, so I forced it on them. You HAVE to keep it for 5 minutes. If you sit and do nothing, that's fine.
You can lead a horse to water...
(I'm still not looking forward to grading them.)
In my Math 1 class we're talking transformations; last week we did translations and reflections and I found some patty paper so I can do rotations today. You wouldn't believe the trouble I had finding the patty paper!
Anyway, I gave the kids a little project to work through on reflections; I wasn't planning on it until I saw the trouble they had flipping things. (Here's the link if you're interested.)
Got some cute results! And most of them did a nice job with the actual reflections.
Part of their work was to list all of their ordered pairs; it was neat to hear one of the girls say, "So these points just have a negative here, right?" instead of counting out the point itself.
I'm currently listening to my precalc kids talk through verifying trig identities. Love it! My table of over-achieving sophomores is about to explode with excitement. :) I love that they're feeling challenged!