I had to miss the last two weeks of school for a family emergency. Before I left, my students were struggling with factoring quadratic equations. I think that is a good place to start. They’ve had a break from it, so their old errors won’t be so fresh, but it is also something they’ve seen before. I found this video on youtube that does an excellent job of explaining the concept.
I also checked the video on my phone and it displays well on a small screen.
I will display this powerpoint throughout class. The first slide is for when they come in. I’m expecting some excitement – I’ve never allowed cell phone use in my class before.
I think this lesson will take two days. Let’s see how it goes.