Friday, June 3, 2011

The Post AP Delima

When teaching AP classes, there is the question about what to do with the time after the AP exam. I love the projects we do in my computer science classes, but I have tried various things (with various success) in my calculus classes. This year the students worked on making fun resources for other math teachers. Here is an intro video they produced promoting being able to calculate percentages in your head.

This video and other supporting resources can be found here, along with a comic that explains to students one method for doing such calculations in their heads.

While the project went well, I am still searching for what could be the best use of the post-AP time in the calculus classroom.