Sunday, 31 May 2015

Shakespeare Quiz

Quote of the Day: "Oh look at this.... If you want something organized - get Katharine to do it!"

I volunteered to take on the organization of the Shakespeare Quiz before our excursion to the Globe Theatre. Lucky for me the quiz was already made (phew!), but how it was going to be run and the collection of answers and points had to be prepared. 

Good news is it went really really well. Preparation before hand made the execution seamless and worthwhile. Its so nice when things go to plan and people appreciate it!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Math Cartooning: Systems of Equations

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....and this was tested out in our Algebra 1 class!! The math comic idea was shown to me by a colleague last year, Julie, from The Exponential Curve blog (Dan Wekselgreene). 

A interesting and fun way to get students creating and thinking about the process of solving system of equations algebraically (or change the focus to any other topic!).

Each student was given a black storyboard as per the worksheet here. Students could be as creative as the wish with the task. Some students created characters, while others summarised the similarities and differences between the two. 

I didn't have the chance to this with my class this academic year; however here are a few examples from my class the year before.

I really liked this activity, especially as it makes every student accountable while also allowing for creativity. The final products can be used as part of a gallery walk sharing exercise or complied for a great class display.