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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Compound Inequalities Treasure Map

Never underestimate the power of novelty to help you engage certain students.

I just spent the last hour and a half-long block period with my jaw on the floor, watching in amazement as my most discouraged, 12th grade College Prep Math students worked productively and peacefully on, of all things, the analysis and solving of compound inequalities.

During my prep, I turned a boring worksheet into a treasure map. And that turned a boring requirement into a very peaceful and enjoyable period.


As she was leaving, one girl asked, Could we please do more work like this?

I'll take that as a compliment!

4 comments:

  1. Like the best ideas - simple and brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Definitely plan on 'borrowing'.

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  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm assuming the only difference between the original worksheet and yours is the format. Is that right? Amazing how format can change a task sometimes. Love that.

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