Ninety-two of 165 lessons in Carol's online sequenced Algebra I curriculum have timed exercises that challenge students to master important foundational skills—from adding signed numbers to factoring trinomials. With the click of a button, students get information on number of problems attempted, number correct, and average seconds per correct problem. Add a bit of teacher coercion (it's homework) or incentive (extra credit), and you have an easy-to-grade way to improve basic skills—Algebra Pinball! Turn it into a class (or school) competition for even more fun. This talk also explores other fun classroom techniques and digressions.
This is designed as a self-guided talk.
Just click to open each morsel and then follow the suggested links (which all open in a new window).
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Enjoy!
# OF DROPS | $N$ (cumulative # of drops) |
# of CROSSINGS | $C$ (cumulative # of crossings) |
$\displaystyle\frac{2N}{C}$ |
$10$ | $10$ | $3$ | $3$ | $\displaystyle\frac{2\cdot 10}{3}\approx 6.7$ |
$10$ | $20$ | $8$ | $11$ | $\displaystyle\frac{2\cdot 20}{8}\approx 5.0$ |
$10$ | $30$ | $6$ | $17$ | $\displaystyle\frac{2\cdot 30}{17}\approx 3.5$ |