Tool: Cooperative Learning
In my Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry course, students completed an activity based on the Federalist Papers. The outline for the activity is loaded below.
Students worked cooperatively on this project, and most of it was completed in class. A few students required additional time and completed the last portion of the activity on their own. Competing this activity required the students to use many of the skills we covered in the first unit of the course, namely calculating relative frequency, making histograms. The students then came to some conclusions based on their calculations and graphs which they supported with evidence.
P3: Studies and interprets existing works and develops cogent and original ideas from them.
P6: Connects and relates knowledge in and across disciplines.