### Battlegraphs

23 February 2008 10:13Battlefunctions/battlegraphs (which sounds better?)

It's like Battleship, except you use parabolas, lines, and unit circles (for advanced classes).

Divide the class into 2 sides. Take the first 3 students in a row and make them a team. Do the same with the other side. Repeat for each turn.

Have a x-y axis transparency on the projector, [-10,10] on each axis. Ask each team to write down where they will place their graph. It can be a line, a parabola, or whatever. Draw one side's graph, then the other.

If the 2nd team's graph intersects the 1st's, they get a point for each intersection. They then need to find the points of intersection and hand them in. While they are doing that, have the next team go. The next time, the other team goes first.

"You sunk my parabola!" (God I'm such a dork. :)

I would write more about the fine points and rules, but owwwwwwwwwww.

**( Owwww )**

### (no subject)

3 February 2008 22:45:)

I could be a math teacher. Not a lot of typing involved with that. Any typing that IS required I can do at home, with my voice transcription and windows navigation software. Plus, I like helping people, I'm pretty good at speaking and I could improve my teaching skills. AND AND AND, I would be able to coach high school debate. HELL YEAH.

AT LAST. AN ALTERNATIVE TO BEING A MAILMAN OR A FAST-FOOD MANAGER (NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT)!!

Now I just need to find out how to accomplish this. I never even thought jokingly about being a teacher, so I'm totally unfamiliar with this career path. Time to talk to the counselors.

(Explanation: I have cubital tunnel syndrome and RSI, so I can't be a computer guy. :(