Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 13: Lab Practicals

My Honors class worked on predictions (and their testing), while my other classes measured cart speeds and thought about how to predict the meeting point.

What worked:
  • One of the Honors groups got their prediction spot on on the first try.
  • The other classes used varied techniques for finding speed.
What didn't work:
  • Systems of equations is an Algebra 1 topic, right? Because an astounding number of my students (all of whom allegedly passed Alg1) insisted that they couldn't find out anything about the intersection point without knowing the initial separation before doing any algebra. I'm becoming a serious No Number Til the End convert...

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