Saturday, January 30, 2010

Diary of a Math Genius

At the close of the 2nd Quarter I grade my students' diaries and here are some of the wonderful results:

The one below is a flip chart to help students recognize the difference in math properties:

Here is the other side of the flip chart for the Identity Property. They were to draw a picture to help them remember what it meant.

These are notes on changing improper fractions to mixed numbers:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pictures are worth a thousand words.

They do say a picture is worth a thousand words. I fully believe thoughts and emotions are always better expressed visually. Through body language, art, photography, etc. Check out what I found:

In case you can't read the bottom it says: "You were supposed to find the hypotenuse."

Monday, January 11, 2010


New class, same teacher, less motivation. I completely forgot I was even in a class this weekend. I find that being a full time teacher and a full time student contributes to my part time brain function. I am having a lot of trouble staying focused on any of my tasks this year as I am always learning, whether it be hands-on or reading a really ridiculous, superflous textbook, or discussing with peers. This does not even touch on environmental/social factors within the reach of my living day to day. My brain is in need of an emergency off switch!