Today, my Pre-Calculus students are taking their mid-term exam in my class, but the real learning took place last week.

By administration, I am told that I must give a mid-term exam, but my heart isn't into it. My students in that class just finished taking the Keystone Exams for Math (our state tests), last week was Literature, and this week is Biology, and I'm suppose to give a mid-term. Talk about test overload.

Since my heart wasn't into it, neither was my motivation. I went to the students for help and suggestions. Here's what they came up with. Split the class into small groups and each group is assigned an outcome or two to write questions for. Genius!

One day last week I put the students into groups, assigned each group two outcomes, gave them a large whiteboard and markers to do scratch work, and this handout.

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