tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post95436457238502084..comments2023-06-06T06:21:02.937-04:00Comments on Sweeney Math: f(a bag of skittles)Mr. Sweeneyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09576574228194571537noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-35691231350908532432014-09-24T21:10:48.043-04:002014-09-24T21:10:48.043-04:00This is so fun. I'm teaching Alg2 now! Miss ...This is so fun. I'm teaching Alg2 now! Miss you!! <3 JulieAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-90835891851917689372010-06-15T15:00:20.088-04:002010-06-15T15:00:20.088-04:00I'm a bit late, but... taping Skittles to the ...I'm a bit late, but... taping Skittles to the board in genius! I do the same sort of "scaffolding" and thought 'I' was creative.Jill Backlundhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02288580935791047237noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-70415824628144987182009-10-04T11:18:34.955-04:002009-10-04T11:18:34.955-04:00wow, you just helped me! I've been frustrated...wow, you just helped me! I've been frustrated as to why my alg 2 don't understand f(g(x))...Maybe this will help!Carissa Junehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07480440511427994300noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-39191532112523051652009-09-24T12:48:30.468-04:002009-09-24T12:48:30.468-04:00That'll do the trick. Nice.That'll do the trick. Nice.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-36247243910002408312009-09-24T12:38:51.081-04:002009-09-24T12:38:51.081-04:00I do the same thing in my class except I do smiley...I do the same thing in my class except I do smiley face, flowers, and the a number. It works out nicely in calc.<br /><br />In trying to make things "real" in algebra classes, I think students are losing the idea that it's really just symbolic manipulation and what those symbols mean. In particular, I like this blog's entry on variables (maybe too conceptual for calc students, but I found it interesting):<br /><br />http://sixwingedseraph.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/variables/CalcDavehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14039458440867020542noreply@blogger.com