My support classes are about to take their test/quiz on all conic sections in their Math 3 classes. I let my classes divide themselves into groups of 3 and then they had to get a large sheet of paper and 1 parabola question from me. They completed a total of 3 problems where their where either given the equation of a parabola and answered questions and graphed or the graph of a parabola where they answered questions and wrote the equation of the parabola. Reflection: 1) Happy with the overall result and it helped that in order to get the next problem, they had to have everything correct on the current problem. 2) Will have students work in groups of 2 next time. I feel it makes each student more accountable for more of the work. For an overall review, I am using the model but with 4 problems addressing parabolas, circles, hyperbolas, and ellipses. Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to download. You are able to customize the product for your student's needs.
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Natalie Turbiville
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