Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Do Now Rigor

I read last night that the College Board deemed only 43% of SAT test takers in 2012 "college ready."  The College Board recommended teachers increase the rigor in classes.  Check out this problem from the AMC 10/12 math test on equations of lines, slopes, intercepts, etc.

It was a phenomenal way to start class.  Most students needed ten minutes to dissect this problem and then we talked about it for another ten.

I had students explain why 4 of the 5 cases CAN work, and why one of the choices cannot work.  Try it yourself.

Level 4 will do this one in the next class or so.


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