A few weeks ago, I assigned this project to my Math 2 students:
It’s a unit assessment on the various patterns we’ve studied in our first month or so at school. We’ve looked at linear, exponential and power patterns, as well as a few wonky “other” patterns. While looking at these patterns, we’ve figured out how to represent them in a variety of ways: in verbal, numerical, tabular and graphical forms, as well as in equations. There are two types of “equations” we discussed: NOW-NEXT equations (which are recursive formulae) and f(x) equations.
Well, I finished grading the projects, and they turned out nicely. Overall, I think my students need to work on explaining their thinking more, but I have another 6 weeks, and then they’ll have another trimester with me or another teacher to hammer that idea into them.
Here are some of the projects.
Some posters (click to enbiggen):
And some “training manuals”:
This student even dedicated her book to me. How cute is that?
[answer: super darn cute!]