Monday, January 06, 2014

Calculus Graphical Organizer

Okay little Calculus Kidlets, maybe THIS will settle things in your mind.

After reading my end-of-semester surveys, too many students were mixing up what to do when and why when finding the maximums and minimums of functions. I created this graphical organizer to put in their notebooks. This is how I picture it in my head and how I remember it, so maybe it will help some students.





9 comments:

  1. I mentioned this post on my blog this week. Thanks
    http://mathteachermambo.blogspot.ca/2014/01/calculus-graphical-organizer.html

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  2. Can I get a copy of this for my students as well?!? gallupa1@duvalschools.org
    Thanks!

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  3. Hi Allison. It's a live link at the top, so you can just download it.

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  4. I mentioned this post on my blog this week.
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  5. I pinnned this graphic from your blog post 2 years ago to my Pinterest Board for Statistics and Data, and it continues to be one of my most re-pinned pins. I teach Statistics and was thinking about using your format for similar purposes, like when to use various statistical techniques, etc. I love your blog and frequently find useful ideas here, thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I am glad it's useful.

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  6. Graphic organizer charts are a common name given to charts that can illustrate facts, concept, and ideas in a way that can be understood visually. There are many graphic organizers or various purposes. T chart, y chart, mind maps, KWL charts, Venn diagrams and fishbone diagrams to name a few. Creately is an online diagramming and collaboration software which supports all graphic organizer charts. There are many templates and example of graphic organizers to be used freely as well.

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  7. What program are you using to make your graphs?

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  8. Hi Shireen,

    Thank you for doing this. My students will like it. Is it difficult to use the program to build your graphics? They look great!

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