My precalc team tried something new this year. In the past, we’ve done a version a Sam Shah’s amazing Explore Math project. This year, I wanted to take that same idea but have it be one larger paper and presentation versus a handful of small ones. The downside is the kids don’t get to dive into multiple branches of mathematics. The upside (if done well) is that maybe the kids will dive a bit deeper.
So today we started presentations. I was slightly nervous because—well, sophomores.
But WOW did the majority of them rise to the occasion. And we still have half to go tomorrow.
We had amazing lessons on the mathematical analysis of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and the distribution of prime numbers and the paradox of dividing by zero and the Butterfly Effect. And then these:
I hope tomorrow’s presentations will be just as good!