Pre-Calculus

School year 2019-2020 was the first time I was assigned to teach pre-calculus, but I was incorporating much of this higher level content the previous year as I taught Algebra II in an International Baccalaureate school. Much of my lessons are an experiment in learning the content, but that is sometimes the best kind of learning.

Highlights

Here are some of my favorite lessons from this year!

Curriculum

The majority of this year, I spent refining my students’ understanding of functions and diving into trigonometry. Now with school closures, we have had to scale back our content deep dive significantly. I would love to hear from you what content I should plan on incorporating next year!

Taking risks in learning doesn’t just apply to students, it applies to teachers. In higher level courses, I value my role as a learning facilitator. When I take this stance, I know that I don’t have to have the perfect activity or lecture. I can step back and let students take ownership over their learning and we are all better off. 

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

Albert Einstein