Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Fast Hands - Section 1: Introduction


As educators we frequently have an opportunity to spend our time defining the problems we want students to solve.  I put a lot of effort into this part of my practice. From my perspective, this ("defining the problem") is often the best part of mathematics. For me, the creation of a problem is a fun and awesome experience. In today's lesson, my goal is to let my students experience the joy that I feel when I define a great problem. I want my class to experience the powerful feeling of defining an interesting/clever/fun/unique problem to solve.

  The Joy of Problem Definition
  Grappling with Complexity: The Joy of Problem Definition
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Fast Hands

Unit 8: Linear Regression
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use their understanding of slope, proportion, and linear functions to analyze and predict the result of a clapping experiment.

Big Idea: When we can't predict an exact result, we use patterns to predict a reasonable range in which our result lives.

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