Four in a row - problem numbers are on a grid 6x6 or 8x8 and if a student gets a questions right they put their name in that number. First person to get 4 names in a row wins!
Families of curves - I found this a couple weeks ago but revisited it this week. I really like the ideas going on here, just letting students explore math and curves. Students create "pretty" looking functions by setting up a function and then a list, that changes one variable. Sam Shah, always spot on in his ideas.
Trig Identities - Start off with 1 = 1 and then have students come up to the board changing one side. Then after they do some steps, they end up with their own identity. I would like to have students (in groups) do this, and then see if the other group can go backwards. Start off at their identity and end up with 1 = 1.
Easy way to review - This is a great way to review problems that students should already know. Leave something out!
I really like how this room looks, I already have groups of 4 in my classroom and having each student have a white board or having their own standing whiteboard would be awesome.
This easy DIY standing whiteboards would be great to have a couple for students to work with, easy / cheap to make too!
Blogs to revisite
I did not read this one, but I do want to come back to it. It is 11 essentials for portfolios, I want to try doing some portfolio work this year in pre-calc. Maybe test it out in my FST course, a course between algebra 2 and pre-calc.http://www.edutopia.org/blog/11-essentials-for-excellent-eportfolios-vicki-davis
I found this blog while on pintrest looking for AP calculus projects. She does a related rates shoebox project that is pretty nifty. I wish I had time to do it