Math = Love: Working With Functions - Interactive Notebook Pages

Friday, April 1, 2016

Working With Functions - Interactive Notebook Pages

Unit 6 in Algebra 2 was humongous.  I crammed everything function related into one chapter, and that was probably a mistake.  Note to future self: smaller units are your friend!

Here are pictures of student pages for our function unit.  I have not uploaded any files yet.  Sorry!

Any questions, please ask!



















The images in this asymptote foldable were borrowed from CoolMath.  Here's the link to the page where these images are found.



















14 comments:

  1. Hi, I just read the article about your teaching style on NPR! Wow! Keep it up!!! I'm an actuary, so naturally I'm very passionate about math. I'm always disappointed when I hear how much people hate math, but when I pry more, I usually discover it's a result of how they were taught. Way to go on breaking that mold! I'm not saying people have to like math as much as me, but I think they at least need the opportunity to learn it in a way that makes it fun! Thanks for doing that for your students!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment!

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  2. It would be nice if you could make a pdf out of this.

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  3. I just found your blog through the article on NPR. It sounds like you're doing a great thing for a community that needs someone to be invested in it. You're inspirational! My husband is a fifth grade teacher so I'll be perusing your blog for anything we may be able to translate to the lower grades. Thank you for being the kind of teacher every child deserves.

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  4. I really like your interactive notebook. I mostly enjoy how well it is organized and easy for students to use to access information. I began using interactive notebooks just last year and I really think it helps my students to stay organized. I'm probably going to "steal" some of your simplistic notes on graphing- I love how you break it down. math is easy when the students know where the puzzle pieces go. What are your strategies for students that do not want to do a lot of writing? Or absent students catching up? Thank you for sharing, you are inspiring.

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    1. Thank you! For some classes, I type out most of the wordier topics to save time. I've also typed up stuff for absent students, but most of the time I make them just copy a neighbor.

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  5. Sarah,

    I am training to be a math teacher. I found your blog recently. I hope to use your ideas once I have my own class. However, I am still a student at this point and I (today) blatantly copied a couple of your photos to use for a class assignment - we have to create a blog! I hope you are okay with this - after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I don't see any options on the blog here for contacting you for permission to use these things. Oh, and congrats on your wedding - you look(ed) so happy!!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! You're welcome to post things on your blog as long as you include a link. Thanks! :D

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  6. Hi Sarah! Just wondering if you'll post the documents for the most recent few posts... I really like them! I reference your blog almost daily for inspiration/plain-old stealing to use in my classroom. It has made me such a better teacher - so thank you! Also, I was wondering if you have a template/doc for the unit tabs that you've started using? I love them!

    Thanks so much for all you do and congrats on your wedding!

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    1. Thanks Angela!

      Here's the unit tabs I've been using. Maybe you could modify the file to work for you?

      https://app.box.com/s/e8gmmh6nwu2atqp0ncd073zf98c35kss

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  7. Your math solving tips very interesting and easy thanks for share it sentence rephraser .

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  8. Do you normally tell your students "graphs hug asymptotes"? Do they seem to understand it that way? I know my way of saying its an invisible line that the graph gets really really close to but never touches, doesn't quite seem to do the trick. :) I feel like the rationals unit is the hardest in Algebra 2 for my students to grasp.

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    1. It's something new I tried this year. I'm not sure if it helped or not. Rationals are super tricky for Algebra 2 students to grasp!

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