We started out the morning with conversing about Aichelle's awesome scribe post and why it should be inducted to the hall of fame! We discussed her insightful use of colour and change in font to grab our attention so we realize what was important. We then discussed the way she took apart the questions we had been having trouble with the previous day and how that was an excellent EXPERT quality. Mr. K also took note of the apparent misinterpretation of his explanation for how to solve 4 to the exponent x - 9 to the exponent x and has decided to run us through that explanation again once we get back from our Spring Break.
Next we went over the changes made to our Developing Expert Voices document to which became almost like a chat box the night before because of the sudden number of people editing at once. Some good work was accomplished though and we now have our final rubric, YAY! A good question was brought up by a Jennifer from another class about whether or not outsourcing your project was a good idea or not. Mr. K stated that outsourcing was an interesting idea but by no means meant that you do your part of the work and then leave your partner in New York to do the rest alone. It is a team effort so must be done together. You are still responsible for your project and making sure you use your time to your advantage, so that it gets in on time. A reminder to all: Don't forget your due dates! They are all clearly marked in the Google Calender Mr. K graciously made up for us on our blog, no excuses!
Finally we started our math for the day. Mr. K asked us as a class what the definition of an inverse was. Craig said that is was the negetive equivalince of a number. y=f(x) ~ x=f(y) Graeme added that it caused the X and Y values to be reversed or exchanged. Mark then said that it changes the inputs into outputs and referred to Mr. K's analogy of Baby play and parent clean up ----->here for review http://pc40sw07.blogspot.com/2007/02/lost-in-translationand-stretching.html . Mr. K put it simply as one undoes what the other does.
Mr. K then put up tables of values and asked us to fill them in...unfortunately they were exactly the same tables only bigger so took us no time at all! Haha. He "quickly" drew in the tables he meant to have included there and told us to again fill them in.
Well that is my scribe post..I'm not sure if the pictures of the slides are going to show up and if not then if someone could explain why not in the comment box so I could fix it that would be awesome!