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 lisa53 Joined: Apr 2015 Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
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It warms a teacher's heart!
04-09-2020, 02:24 AM
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One of my former students posted a graph on Facebook this morning. It's a graph of an exponential curve, juxtaposed on a graph of New Hampshire COVID cases since March 4. He created it himself, and cited his data source. The graph shows that our curve is starting to flatten. (Yay!)

Another former student (who was/is special needs) posted a comment that the graph shows that things are improving.

A third former student clarified that things aren't getting bad as fast as they were.

Yet another former student pointed out that the flattening trend had only been for three days and could be a blip in the data...

Who would have thought? After all the whining about "when will I ever use this stuff in real life?"

Yes, my friends, my students know how to mathematically model an exponential curve, access data from a reliable source, cite their sources, create a graph with a title and labeled axes, and discuss and evaluate the results based on the graph.

I am THAT good!

 Munchkins Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 17,172 Senior Member
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Nice!
04-09-2020, 03:37 AM
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Yay, you! I just love silver linings!

 RetiredKat Joined: May 2013 Posts: 6,298 Senior Member
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04-09-2020, 03:54 AM
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So, what grade did you give them????

I hope you are able to print out the posts from Facebook, frame them and hang the collage in a place of honor. What a wonderful story! Absolutely something to be proud of!

 linderdm Joined: Apr 2006 Posts: 541 Senior Member
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That's great!
04-09-2020, 05:43 AM
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Love to hear that!

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04-09-2020, 07:45 AM
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 2teach2 Joined: Aug 2008 Posts: 5,911 Senior Member
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04-09-2020, 07:58 AM
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I am impressed! What grade do you teach?

 lisa53 Joined: Apr 2015 Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
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04-09-2020, 08:15 AM
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I had some of these “kids” in high school chemistry, and others in ninth grade physical science.

They are in their 30s now.

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04-09-2020, 10:11 AM
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Amazing! And I love how they are still in touch on social media!

 whd507 Joined: Feb 2016 Posts: 400 Senior Member
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winning...lol
04-13-2020, 05:01 AM
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I have some former students from 20 years ago as facebook friends. watching them grow their young families and interact with other former students, its pretty heartwarming. the whole circle of life thing, and i got to be a small part of it.

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