This week we worked on 7.2 and started 7.3 and I realized that I really hate whiteboard starts where we have to work with people we don’t sit next to. The group that I have been put in for the past few whiteboard starts really doesn’t talk through how to figure out a problem, there are is one student who just takes control and does the problem without explaining what he is doing or his thought process. Maybe if they would explain what he was thinking I would grasp the new material being taught. I understand that this is an AP class so students should be able to understand things without them being explicitly said, but when things are just assumed that everyone understands and then moves on I don’t really follow and then I don’t grasp a concept until we have moved on.
This week after the whiteboard start things we explained and not assumed which made the start to the chapter a lot smoother. There are still things that I’m working through because it takes me a while to process, but I have a much better grasp to the beginning of chapter 7 so hopefully I will have a better start to next trimester.