Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines The Choice is Yours - Section 3: Wrap It Up

 

One of my students is very meticulous about his writing, to the point of starting over if he thinks it looks the least bit sloppy.  He prefers using a computer to actually hand-writing anything and gets easily frustrated with some of my exit tickets because he says he doesn't know what to write.  As you can see by his answers, we came up with a format that helped.  I suggested that he begin each of the three sentences with an I statement, like "I use" or "I think", then add a "because" to wrap up the sentence.  He was skeptical at first, but after I walked him through the first sentence with leading questions like "When you look at all these parts, what do you do first to make sense of them?" and "How do you organize all the information about a function?" he was able to write the next two sentences on his own.    

  Writing Across the Disciplines: When they say "I can't write!"
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The Choice is Yours

Unit 8: Interpreting Functions
Lesson 16 of 19

Objective: SWBAT determine or select an appropriate function model for given features.

Big Idea: Now that you know all about functions, what will you do next? Try using your knowledge to choose the best function to model given conditions.

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Math, algebraic function, modeling, Algebra, Function Operations and Inverses, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade
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