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AP Calculus AB

An interactive log for students and parents in my AP Calculus class. This ongoing dialogue is as rich as YOU make it. Visit often and post your comments freely.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Adventure Continues ...

Our adventures in blogging continue....

Watch for 3 new blogs going live September 6, 2006 ...




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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

So Long ...

We had our graduation exercises today. A gentle push into the world for all of you. I hope you're leaving with the keys to your future in your hand.

I'm so glad we've had this time together,

Just to have a laugh or learn some math,

Seems we've just got started and before you know it,

Comes the time we have to say, "So Long!"


So long everybody! Watch this space in the fall for pointers to new blogs for each of my classes.

Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu, and all those good bye things. ;-)



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Student Survey Results

The exam is long over and we did a little survey in class. The results are below; 4 students participated. Here are the result. Please share your thoughts by commenting (anonymously if you wish) below .....


How prepared were you to write this exam? (Average score out of 100)

75%


How much effort did you put into preparing for this exam? (Average score out of 100)

67.5%


How good a job did your teacher do preparing you for this exam? (Average score out of 100)

92.5%


Did you have enough preparation using your calculator?

Yes   100%     No   0%


Did you have enough preparation without using your calculator?

Yes   50%     No   25%     Middle    25%


Was I too hard or too easy on you??

Semester 1 was easy. Semester 2 was really hard for me. It killed me actually.
Just right.
Too easy.
Too hard.


What was the best learning experience you had in this class?

Blogging (2)
Mini exams (2)
Group Work
Wiki
Pre-Tests
Teaching and explanations were very clear and easy to understand


What was the worst learning experience you had in this class?

Homework (2)
None
Blogging On Blogging before tests


What suggestions can you share for next year?

More wiki assignments from past exams.
More exam-like long answer questions in class.
Have students doing boardwork in class.
The blog didn;t help me that much.


It's interesting to compare the items that were considered both the worst and best learning experiences. Also, take a look at the list of worst learning experiences compared to suggestions for next year. Help me do a better job next year by commenting on what you see here ....




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Friday, June 09, 2006

The Places You'll Go!


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose. --Dr. Suess, Places You'll Go

It's almost graduation--what direction are you choosing?



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