January 1, 2013

Semester 2 Begins Tomorrow!

I have sadly abandoned this blog after my crazy, hectic first semester. Tomorrow, our school resumes which gives me an opportunity to get back on my feet with blogging.

As I was prepping for my classes, I found that the biggest weakness in my Algebra 1 students is still order of operations. I've spent the night going back and forth on deciding what to do with the students tomorrow. I don't want to make it a difficult day, but I definitely don't want it to be a boring math class.

Anyways, here is what I finally decided to have my students do for tomorrow. Check it out here: Order of Operations Crossword

Another thing I might try for an exit ticket is this Apple app called 5Dice. I am fortunate enough to have received an iPad from my school in December, so I am trying to incorporate more of it into my class. I plan to start off with easier levels, and then each day this week step it up a notch.

To all my other colleagues resuming the school year, best of luck and happy new year! :)