tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10220498.post840480777682555983..comments2021-04-30T03:49:10.521-05:00Comments on Math Teacher Mambo: Block Period BreakShireen Dadmehrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16282965851939089408noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10220498.post-48882496454026771672010-10-13T22:40:46.652-05:002010-10-13T22:40:46.652-05:00Hi Ricochet,
I've had the most success with t...Hi Ricochet,<br /><br />I've had the most success with this trick:<br /> <br />http://mathteachermambo.blogspot.com/2010/04/factoring-trick.html<br /><br />In fact I have the same kids in geometry this year, and we reviewed factoring with the problem: 2xx + 13x - 7, and most of them immediately remembered the "X thing".<br /><br />Let me know if it doesn't make sense, and I can try to explain it clearer.<br /><br />Good luck.<br /><br />Ms. CookieShireen Dadmehrhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16282965851939089408noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10220498.post-35125230223534681042010-10-13T17:59:53.980-05:002010-10-13T17:59:53.980-05:00David - can you tell me the URL for the article? ...David - can you tell me the URL for the article? <br /><br />Ms Cookie - do you have any hints for teaching factoring trinomials when the leading coefficient is not one?Ricochethttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12594506449363717006noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10220498.post-20411101673492050022010-10-13T05:47:58.975-05:002010-10-13T05:47:58.975-05:00That's an interesting idea. It takes a bit of ...That's an interesting idea. It takes a bit of stress off the students, and if they use their notes and friends that would allow more discussion and processing of information.<br /><br />Ms. CookieShireen Dadmehrhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16282965851939089408noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10220498.post-90460964445952193682010-10-12T22:03:49.510-05:002010-10-12T22:03:49.510-05:00I really liked your idea about the quizes and I...I really liked your idea about the quizes and I'm definately going to try it.<br />I'm a 57 year old former financial aid director who just started teaching high school mathematics this year. I'm making less than half my former income - but it's great! Something different every day. <br />Anyway, I recently read an article about spliting students into groups and allowing them to use their notes, books and each other to answer questions in a test. The study showed that it increased retention.<br />This friday I'm going to give that a try. I figure it's my first year, I might as well experiment a bit. It's seems like anything new is welcomed by the students, and it's fun to keep them a bit off guard.<br />Anyway, keep up the good work - I enjoy your blog.David Osbornnoreply@blogger.com