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Friday, April 25, 2014

Math Alert

I teach PreCalculus at our high school. I am always looking for new and creative ways to engage my kids and help them learn the curriculum. A couple of years ago at a math conference, someone shared the idea of this conic section foldable.

My kids love making it in class. It is a great break from lecture and reminisant of arts and crafts from elementary school. And I start out talking to them like they are little kids. "Now we will fold our paper hamburger style..." I walk them through how to construct the foldable and review the equations for conics. Then I let them use the foldable on the next quiz and test. This always wins me major bonus points with the kids.

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