Juniors and seniors in pre-calculus honors class tested their skills in a fun way with on-the-spot presentations about exponential and logarithmic functions and their inverse functions.
Each student took their turn to present concepts to the rest of the class, not knowing until a random raffle draw which among four or five concepts they would be presenting.
Topics included applying exponential and logarithmic laws to compute and analyze a new function and to prove or solve a question in real life (e.g., cancer survival rates, car depreciation, the population of an endangered species).
While judging classmates’ presentations, students asked questions and used a grading rubric to give feedback.
“We all had so much fun,” teacher Jing Wang said. “I believe they learned a lot beyond math and from each other.”