here, there, and here again.
I discovered yesterday in working with my A Day students that embedding discussion points along the way helps students to grasp the full meaning, purpose, expectation in the exploration activity.
So today I set the timer repeatedly for 8 minutes. Students worked for 8 minutes then we shared what we had done and discussed the main ideas. The day flowed well.
Students also used a Google spreadsheet, sorted data, used a function, and created a graph. Last they used Desmos as well; students illustrated all of the graphing completed on their calculator on Desmos as well. In a few weeks I plan to use the Desman project. So our work today was introductory in preparation for that project.
**Plan originated with help from Kate at http://function-of-time.blogspot.com/; she published three awesome blogs on absolute value.