Every year about this time I come home and crash. I generally forget how exhausting the first day of school really is. It's amazing to me how tiring reading and discussing the syllabus can be.
Since the routine of checking out books and reading through the syllabus doesn't take long, we spent the rest of each geometry period working through what I call the Tower Task. The task is based off of one available through MAP called "Skeleton Tower." We broke down the task into simple substeps that lead the student through the process of finding a equation relating the total number of cubes to the number of cubes in the center stack. This is the second year that I've given this task and I really enjoy watching the kids work on it.
I can't wait to see what this school year holds!