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Math Class Provides Unique Lessons To Phoenix Students

PHOENIX – Students in Cheryl Fassett’s classes at John C. Birdlebough High School are exploring math in new ways through a variety of projects.

Students display the parabolas they calculated and graphed based on the “Angry Birds” game. Students in Cheryl Fassett’s math classes have participated in several unique lessons throughout the school year to help reinforce the things they have learned.
Students display the parabolas they calculated and graphed based on the “Angry Birds” game. Students in Cheryl Fassett’s math classes have participated in several unique lessons throughout the school year to help reinforce the things they have learned.

Using the game “Angry Birds” as the theme of an algebra lesson, students recently learned about parabolas.

The class calculated function based on the game, then graphed their findings.

According to Fassett, the lesson was well received and the students enjoyed the unique learning experience.

Fassett’s calculus class also had a chance to participate in an “out-of-the-box” lesson that combined music and mathematics.

Students wrote and performed songs that helped reinforce two complex math formulas they were studying.

The songs, Fassett said, were a “hit.”