Tag Archives: Mathematical Proficiency

Law of Cosines: An Honors Precalculus Assessment Question

Background Last semester, I formally assessed my honors precalculus students via summative assessments fourteen times: ten quizzes, three tests, and one final exam.  Informal formative assessments occurred frequently and varied over time.  Formal formative assessments occurred once to twice weekly … Continue reading

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Honored to teach Honors Precalculus

A little over a year ago, I outlined a curriculum for a regular precalculus course for use by two other teachers in our department.  I hoped to help better align student readiness for AP Calculus as prior students arrived deficient … Continue reading

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A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order.  ***Regular School Year Experience***   … Continue reading

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