In Geometry we talked about a few of the projects we are going to start here at the beginning of the year. We will be "Decorating" my classroom with posters, signs, and "Rhoades" items. This first project will help us start out applying some basic geometric principals. We will measure, scale drawings , collaborate, communicate, and use some critical thinking skills in designing the layout.
We also talked about a future project of designing a residential sprinkling system using what we learn about circles, arcs, sectors, line segments, radii, diameter, and other 21st century skills.
In both Algebra and Geometry, we covered the syllabus and basic housekeeping along with implementing a standards based grading system.
My students were great. They cooperated, participated, and seemed enthusiastic about the class.
Tomorrow: We will work on Team Building and then build the class rules and mission statement for the class. Can't wait!