Rational Exponents – Simple is Beautiful

Our Grade 11 Functions course is slowly becoming more of a Thinking Classroom, and one of the big shifts I’m currently working towards is Defronting the Room. I use Pear Deck regularly for setting up a problem & collecting responses (blog post to come), but this week I was looking to do a simple, oral explanation of a problem and…

Parabola Slalom

As an end of unit assessment, I had students complete the Parabola Slalom on Desmos. This was my first time using one of the pre-made Desmos Classroom Activities, but it won’t be my last. The activity was a good balance of challenging & achievable. The students were frustrated in a way that spurred them on to seek out possible solutions….