Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Complex Numbers Review - Section 2: Put it into Action


I prefer to let my students build their own review materials that tailor to their needs rather than simply giving a sheet of terms or practice problems, but for this lesson I thought an outline would be appropriate because complex numbers are a tough concept for many students.  I selected this student sample to share because it shows one way a student used the outline and made it his own.  This student didn't write a bunch of example problems like some of the others did, but instead wrote out additional notes about each lesson. I asked this student why he wasn't writing any problems down and he replied "I have all my worksheets from this unit for that, but I really needed to get my thinking straight about imaginary numbers and writing it out helps."  It made my day to hear this and realize that at least one of my students was choosing to write about mathematics instead of just seeing it as numbers and symbols!

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Complex Numbers Review

Unit 4: Complex Numbers
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of complex numbers by participating in a class review.

Big Idea: Students help design their own review outline focusing on what they need to study instead of cramming on everything!

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Math, Algebra, Quadratic Equations, complex numbers, Algebra II, master teacher project, algebraic methods, 11th Grade
  55 minutes
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