Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Wax Paper Activity (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Designing poster

 

 

As I moved around the class I found each group had a different way to start the project.  The directions suggested that the student sketch out how they wanted their posters to end.  In the video from the previous (Organizing project) you can see how the groups were either using copy paper or a white board to organize the project. 

This third group decided to start by putting their wax paper designs on the graph paper.  The student working is being very precise in her placement of the design. 

By allowing students the freedom to start in different ways, students are able to apply their problem solving ability. Some students like everything very obvious while others like to get a part of the project done and then identify the next step.

  Diverse Entry Points: Different approaches
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Wax Paper Activity (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 5: Conics
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: SWBAT write equations for conics.

Big Idea: Through a poster students place wax paper designs made in previous lessons on a graph then determine the equation for the conic represented by the design.

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Math, parabola, conic sections, circles, hyperbola, ellipse, Conics
  45 minutes
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