In math classes, students work with graphs. A LOT.
Yet, what do students think graphs are? Why might students sketch or use graphs?
A powerful way for students to think about graphs: As relationships between “things” that can change
Together with Dan Meyer and the team at Desmos, I developed activities, “Techtivities” to provide students opportunities to think about graphs as representing relationships.
Need an activity for students to work on before the holiday break?
Try one of these graphing activities, developed in collab w/ @ddmeyer & @Desmos https://t.co/siAtWU2J76#iteachmath #MTBoS pic.twitter.com/zLzQQt9xTj
— Heather Johnson (@HthrLynnJ) December 11, 2017
In this audio clip from a recent presentation, I talk through one of the Techtivities, the Cannon Man:
Want to find out more about how we’re using the Techtivities? See our ITSCoRe project website.
Tried one of the Techtivities? Have questions about when or how the Techtivities? I would enjoy hearing and responding to your comments.