Last Friday, I brought out SET. None of them had played this game before, and I have only played a few times (I know, I know: and I call myself a Math teacherA??). Anyway, several of them really got into it once I played a few rounds with them, and because they were getting excited and arguing over whether something was a set or not, others began to come and look over their shoulders.
(Did you know you can play this on line?????)
So all of THIS got me thinking about transformations of functions, families of functions and the like, so I made this:
My co-teacher and I are going to try it out tomorrow as a warm up with a Pre Cal class that has really mixed ability levels. We'll put them in groups of 3 or 4: make them each responsible for justifying what makes a set. We won't give them any rules, just: "Make a set, but be able to explain why these 3 can make a set."
I did make a SmartNotebook with the same table in it AND some sample pix of what makes a set in the actual SET game. If they are really stuck, we will show those to see if we can't make some progress!
Would love feedback if you try this: what went well, what suggestions for change?
Keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn't bomb!