I have been trying to think about how a blogging plan could really work for me. I wanted to be consistent with my theme and yet be truly functional. That is, I wanted to make sure it would be something that I could do week in and week out and that it would add value to both my blog and my job.
I’ve got it! Problems of the week. Each week I will create easy, medium, and challenging algebra math problems. I will post them at the beginning of the week and expect my students to respond. I will give “rewards” to the student(s) who first correctly respond to the prompts. If no one has correctly responded by the middle of the week I would post hints or tips.
This is a work in progress but I wanted to see how it would look. I would love some feedback! Here’s what I’m thinking:
Solve the following problem.
Show all work!
x + 7 = 3x -21
Find the equation of the line perpendicular to y=1/2 x + 10, going through the point (-4,10)
” I started working at 15. I spent 1/4 of my working life in a factory. I spent 1/5 of my working life in an office, and I spent 1/3 of my working life as a school caretaker. For the last 13 years of my working life I’ve been Santa Claus. How old am I?”
You need to explain how you got the answer and how you know it is correct
Word problems in algebra – difficult