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Student Response Systems

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Myra Deister replied to Teaching in Harmony's discussion COMMON ASSESSMENTS
"My district created common assessments several years ago. A teacher was selected from each subject area and met with other selected teachers from the district. They wrote the exam had each of us comment on it and then produced the exam. Apparently,…"
Nov 16, 2010
Danny Clarke commented on Myra Deister's blog post Pre-Calculus Projects
"Kevin, I read your post with interest. I had a similar idea (http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/forum/topics/form-following-function-aka?xg_source=activity) and Colin gave me a link to your post. I plan to use my favorite tool, GeoGebra, for the…"
Nov 6, 2010
Myra Deister replied to Colleen Young's discussion Where is everybody?
"I have had a difficult start to school. I took on a student teacher the first week of school (totally unexpected), my daughter came home for a week visit, I attended Back-To-School night the second week of school, my husband crashed his motorcycle…"
Oct 13, 2010
Myra Deister commented on Myra Deister's blog post Pre-Calculus Projects
"I have done a project before with conic sections where the students created a picture. Several years ago the students had to program their graphicing calculators to reproduce their pictures. The last time I assigned the project I was able to take…"
Apr 6, 2010
Dylan Faullin commented on Myra Deister's blog post Pre-Calculus Projects
"What about the unit circle do you want your students to know? I have a project that I give my College Algebra students which involves using the unit circle to find the roots of unity of various degrees (for example, finding all the cube roots of 1,…"
Apr 6, 2010
Kevin Hurley commented on Myra Deister's blog post Pre-Calculus Projects
"One thing our teachers and students have had great success with is to have the students create art using graphs of equations. This is a great way to reinforce the concept of transformation of functions - i.e. - a logarithmic graph can be shifted and…"
Apr 6, 2010
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Pre-Calculus Projects

I met with the other Pre-Calculus teachers yesterday for a planning meeting. A decision was made to assign a Pre-Calculus project to the students as an end of the year project. We also felt that the students really don't know the unit circle and would like to incorporate the unit circle in the project. I could use some help with ideas for this project. Can anyone suggest some?
Apr 4, 2010
Myra Deister replied to Jennifer Green's discussion Going paperless
"One question I would ask is how are the students going to refer to the textbook in class. I have found that when I display the digital copies on the LCD projector, it is difficult to read and I have not found a way to enlarge the print. Note: my…"
Feb 19, 2010
Myra Deister replied to Teaching in Harmony's discussion Are High School Mathematics Grades Inflated?
"I am suffering from the result of inflated grades. I have students in my Pre-Calculus class that add two fractions such as 1/3 + 1/4 and think the sum is 2/7. I just graded a chapter exam where one of the students uses < instead of >. I…"
Dec 14, 2009
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"You have wireless! My school won't let me install a wireless router in my room. Have you considered using Alice (alice.org)? You can incorporate some programming."
Dec 14, 2009
Telannia Norfar replied to Myra Deister's discussion Student Response Systems
"I have used http://wiffiti.com/ but you will not know what student answered. I used it primarily to get a gague on responses."
Sep 6, 2009
Myra Deister replied to Rashmi Kathuria's discussion Are u using any free e book for Math teaching learning?
"California Department of Education has the following site of free math textbooks. The link is: http://www.clrn.org/FDTI/index.cfm"
Sep 4, 2009
Matt Skoss replied to Myra Deister's discussion Student Response Systems
"I'm wondering if the simple use of a Google Form (like a survey) might be used, given that many mobile phones now have Internet access, or can access the web via a schools WLAN? Hoping someone can forward on the details of the Australian…"
Aug 3, 2009
Myra Deister replied to Myra Deister's discussion Student Response Systems
"I also did some more research. There is a company in Australia that does it but a phone number local to Australia is used so I eliminated that one. I will probably try Poll Everywhere but the number of responses for the free service is a problem…"
Jul 31, 2009
J Edward Ladenburger replied to Myra Deister's discussion Student Response Systems
"We have used Interwrite PRS system at Duke Marine Lab and have been pleased with the functionality -- but this does not use student's cell phones and I have not heard of such a system -- very interesting however and I'll do some…"
Jul 31, 2009
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Jul 30, 2009

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Pre-Calculus Projects

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I met with the other Pre-Calculus teachers yesterday for a planning meeting. A decision was made to assign a Pre-Calculus project to the students as an end of the year project. We also felt that the students really don't know the unit circle and would like to incorporate the unit circle in the project. I could use some help with ideas for this project. Can anyone suggest some?

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At 7:46am on March 27, 2009, Rashmi Kathuria said…
Welcome to Mathematics 24x7. The purpose of this network is to just talk about all possibilities in Mathematics .There are people who love this subject and at the same time there are ones who are struggling for it.
Let us join our hands and look for all possibilities to make it interesting for everybody.
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