Reflection: Checks for Understanding Wax Paper Activity (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Designing poster


As students begin the project I am able to see how which students have an understanding of what we have been working on. In this video I quickly saw that one student did not know the difference between an ellipse and a hyperbola.  The was paper designs were separated which at first made me think they were all understanding. One student points to 2 piles and asks if all these are ellipses another students clarifies what is in each pile.

As the clip continues you can see how the confused student is looking over the designs. 

Looking over this now some questions I could have asked the student is whether she sees how the designs are different? or What made you think these piles represented the same conic?


  Checks for Understanding: Starting the project
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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
conic project
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