Keeping Track of Some More Stuff

Just keeping up with some more materials (thought it would be easier to keep track of some stuff here than with the umpteen million bookmarks I have!)

Group Work Roles – Math=Love

Somewhere I heard about Taylor’s Polynomials.  When can I find time to read it?!

Some stuff on differentiation (definitely an area I need to work on!) – Differentiation

And we are switching over to Common Core!  

  1. Some North Carolina support documents.  
  2. Arizona flip-book – really long to print but looks like it has good stuff.
  3. Gulfport School District – Outline for Algebra II
  4. EngageNY – has lot of material for Algebra II but when I looked closer it was only for the 1st nine weeks!
  5. EngageNY – Pre-Calculus  (incomplete)

Any help for curriculums for courses above Algebra II?  I have found it hard to find materials for “Algebra III” (formerly known as Pre-Cal/Trig)?


Stuff to Look At

The world is full of good intentions!  I so meant to keep up with the MTBoS missions last fall, and just couldn’t.  For one thing, I don’t have a Twitter account and couldn’t figure out a good “name”.  I think I have decided on one, but haven’t gotten up the courage to go sign up!

Right now, we are in the process of implementing Common Core in our high school.  I will be teaching Algebra II (regular and Accelerated), Algebra III (really Pre-Cal/Trig), AP Calculus, and ACT/SAT Prep (really an Academic Competition class).  My main concern is that my Algebra II students have NO common core math before now.

For the time being, I may be using this blog to keep track of some ideas for future units.  This will serve as a “storage area” for me, so please bear with me if you happen to be reading this!

Functions:  see Algebra’s Friend post about functions.  It shows some ways for students to think about functions in a fun way.  Several activities here to look at!

Posters for Mathematical Practices:  Everybody is a Genius has color posters of the 8 Mathematical Practices.

More info on mathematical practices:  Quick Tips

2-minute drills (Algebra’s Friend):  Samples

Projects in Math (also some possible reading material):  Algebra’s Friends – Projects in Math Class

Twitter Chat Schedule (for my spare time) – posted by Algebra’s Friend

Activity for Rational Functions – Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere

Algebraic Expressions (Central Park problem) – dy/dan

Classroom Rules – posters from Math=Love

Function Machine stuff to look at (Math=Love)

Yes, I subscribe to a LOT of math blogs! Maybe one day, I will have something worthwhile to contribute!

Enough for tonight!