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