Thursday, March 20, 2014

Converting Polar Coordinates and Polar Graphing Foldables

Converting Polar Coordinates Foldable

Polar Coordinates WS

Polar Graphs Foldable

I got this worksheet from the Master Math Mentor website.  If you've never check it out, do it!  He has an entire Pre-Cal course complete with notes, assignments, quizzes, and tests and it's really good!

Polar Graphs Matching WS

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Zombie Attack - Integration using U-Substitution

The fabulous Janelle Graham over at The Dog Days of Math posted this Zombie Attack power point game on her blog.  She was kind enough to e-mail it to me and I modified the questions to be about integration using u-substitution.  I'm so excited to try this out with my AP Calculus students today!

Zombie Attack - U-Substitution

Monday, March 17, 2014

Intro to Polar Coordinates

We first made this foldable and worked out the examples together.

Polar Coordinates Foldable

I then had them try figuring out a few coordinates in this Geogebra Activity.

Once they felt comfortable enough, I turned them loose to play Polar Coordinate Battleship with a partner.  I was shocked at the number of kids who had never played or even seen the board game battleship before, so we had to take a few minutes to explain the basics, but then they were off.   Calling out the coordinates was a slow go at first, but those who stuck with it quickly got much better at it.

Polar Coordinates Battleship