One of my kids is a small group leader for eighth grade boys at his church. He asked me today, “What do you if you have a kid that never talks in class?” Apparently one of the boys in his group is very reserved and he wanted to see if I had any advice on getting through to this kid.
Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but I felt pretty honored that he wanted my opinion on this…
Today we talked about L’Hoptial’s Rule for evaluating limits. I had my kids evaluate a simple limit that involved factoring. I call this the “PreCalc way” because they’ve been doing this since last year. Then, I had them take the derivative of the numerator and denominator and find the limit of their NEW expression.
“NO. WAY.” I heard from the corner of the room.
“Yes way! Awesome, huh?”
“This is so cool!” both classes told me.
I know, children; it’s math, of course it’s cool… 😉
One of my students had to write about someone who has positively impacted her life…and she chose me…?
And sent me this picture of her assignment: