tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post1452131552850468048..comments2022-03-03T03:58:28.540-08:00Comments on McSquared: Fun activity for linear systemsUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger14125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-42066640149021182802018-12-07T04:31:52.344-08:002018-12-07T04:31:52.344-08:00Good idea, thanks.Good idea, thanks.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06944711126778239482noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-69686381000705859782016-04-01T08:25:53.163-07:002016-04-01T08:25:53.163-07:00I'm a year late in replying, but so glad you l...I'm a year late in replying, but so glad you liked it!Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-26402405577984904612015-02-26T11:45:01.060-08:002015-02-26T11:45:01.060-08:00Awesome activity. Thanks for sharing.Awesome activity. Thanks for sharing.S. Burchettenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-21797553687703097392014-05-21T05:21:01.200-07:002014-05-21T05:21:01.200-07:00I'm so glad to hear that Angie! Good luck on y...I'm so glad to hear that Angie! Good luck on your interview, let me know how it goes, and make sure you tell them that you are part of the culture of teachers who share ideas on the web!Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-35040567936185467312014-05-20T22:21:36.604-07:002014-05-20T22:21:36.604-07:00I love this! I am actually incorporating into my l...I love this! I am actually incorporating into my lesson for my FIRST interview for my FIRST teaching job! I could not have come across this at a better time!AngieLahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08469923729761671752noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-52189493168029726032013-01-17T18:41:24.228-08:002013-01-17T18:41:24.228-08:00Glad to hear - let me know how it went!Glad to hear - let me know how it went!Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-45328439311211551502013-01-17T18:26:31.897-08:002013-01-17T18:26:31.897-08:00I love this idea... Going to try it tomorrow! Than...I love this idea... Going to try it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-77846361156107100522012-11-13T17:19:53.957-08:002012-11-13T17:19:53.957-08:00Hi Michael! I'm so glad you found it a good id...Hi Michael! I'm so glad you found it a good idea, and I really like yours too. I can just imagine their shock when all the points started to line up! If I were teaching this course again, which unfortunately I am not, I would definitely be adding layers like you suggested, and also one like the first comment above about working in some "no solution" systems.<br /><br />Please let me know how it works out, or if you have a blog, let the world know, we're all in this together!Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-44412804822690164462012-11-13T16:45:57.712-08:002012-11-13T16:45:57.712-08:00I am going to try this tomorrow to teach eliminati...I am going to try this tomorrow to teach elimination! I'm thinking about adding different layers to it. Having some students volunteer their point to the equations (x+y= and x-y=) and (2x+y= and -x+y=)and possibly another. Let them choose between the different sets of equations to plug their point in and have a discussion about solving systems using elimination. <br /><br />Also, I did something similar to introduce standard form. I asked the students to come in and create a point that when you add the x and y you get 5. We then graphed the points and realized that they created a linear line. We then found the equation of the line using the x and y intercepts as points to find the slope and the y-intercept. I then asked them to figure out the equation they used to make their point (x+y=6). We then talked about how this is standard form and how we can solve the equation for "y" to get to slope intercept form and how easy it is to find x and y intercepts by plugging "0" in for either x or y.<br /><br /><br />Thanks for the post! I cannot wait to do this activity!<br /><br />Michael LawsonMichael Lawsonnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-73877778743281760782012-01-04T06:23:13.564-08:002012-01-04T06:23:13.564-08:00If you do, let me know how it goes, Michael, I'...If you do, let me know how it goes, Michael, I'd love feedback. Good luck at Traf! And thanks for the follow :)Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-75047537202953351232012-01-03T06:39:51.477-08:002012-01-03T06:39:51.477-08:00Thanks Audrey,
Something I can make use of as I re...Thanks Audrey,<br />Something I can make use of as I return to the classroom next week.Michael Hayeshttp://www.schooladvice.canoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-74085959886178587122011-12-22T03:33:10.948-08:002011-12-22T03:33:10.948-08:00Darn - I posted a comment, got an idea for a bette...Darn - I posted a comment, got an idea for a better one, and tried to edit the original, but could only delete....anyway I originally responded to your comment with this:<br />That's a great idea for teaching equations! I guess as long as we both remember these improvements, we'll get even more students aha'ing the next time around. Thanks for your comment! I would love to read more about your lesson - why not post about it at Math to the Seventh Power?<br /><br />Then I realized that the next time I do this lesson, I will get them to build systems that, as you did, have one solution, many solutions, and no solutions! Awesome idea! Thanks again!Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-4483184654479758512011-12-22T03:25:40.123-08:002011-12-22T03:25:40.123-08:00This comment has been removed by the author.Audrey McLarenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16768854682051024178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1043597826599085122.post-25558739837837269752011-12-21T16:25:58.760-08:002011-12-21T16:25:58.760-08:00I really love this lesson. I did something similar...I really love this lesson. I did something similar in Pre-Algebra when we were learning how to solve equations with variables on both sides. I wanted the students to see where one solution, no solution, or all numbers solution come from so I showed them how to "build up" an equation by starting with x = 2, x = x or 2 = 3. I knew one students had an aha moment when he asked "Is this how you write problems for us?" The lesson, or class the next day, would have been much improved by having the students create the different kinds of equations and give problems to each other like you did in your class. Thanks for sharing your last minute pedagogical inspiration.Sara Daltonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13094001489304937386noreply@blogger.com