- Bill McCallum runs a "standard of the week" contest through his Illustrative Math Project, the goal of which is to illustrate what the different Common Core standards look like in student tasks. I submitted a task for 8.4.F, linear modeling, which was accepted. It's called "Graduation" [pdf].
- Key Curriculum Press posted the Ignite talks from CMC-South. I did five minutes on the question, "When will I ever use this in the real world?"
2012 Feb 18. Patti Smith used this task in class. Fun feedback:
My students finally understood the meaning of y-intercept as something more than "when it all began". They also understood slope to mean rate – or how fast they read the names – rather than rise over run!