Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BING! The lightbulb effect!

I have been agonizing over a particular class I have been having trouble getting to retain the mathwork I have been teaching. I even spent almost a week trying to get these kids to learn how to measure in inches (down to the sixteenth of an inch, ugh!). Today we were learning about frequency tables and after the THIRD explanation and example I did (I do try!) I finally had the moment. One of my students was staring at his paper hoping it would talk to him and....HAHA I GET IT! He shouted out. It was the greatest interruption a teacher could have. Finally a break through. It may be one kid...but that's one difference I made.

Now to get thirty more lightbulbs to go off!


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