Day 4 – Mistake Game

To continue dredging up previous math knowledge (verb choice purposeful), we played the Mistake Game in Calculus today with graphing functions. Each group used parent functions, intercepts, and any other information they knew to graph the function by hand. This worked well to get conversation going about a wide range of math topics (so much stuff came up), but the first time with Mistake Game is sometimes a bit rough getting them to actually explain themselves carefully and engage in discussion. I also have some poorly behaved seniors this year, and I have yet to fully develop the engaged atmosphere that will come with time, so I’m expecting mistake games in the future will run more smoothly.

AP included a quick review of linear functions, an application of those using the motion detector and the idea of velocity, and the beginning of a quick review of piecewise functions.


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