Tuesday, August 14, 2018
One of the things I wanted to incorporate into my blog was sharing out what my students truly enjoy about my class. I love when former students visit and mention activities, projects, or something funny that happened in class. I shared a Google Form with several former students a few weeks ago and I have already gotten several responses! Tonight, I received this one:
I love Sarah Carter's blog and back in January, I put up her 2018 challenge (blog post here). It was a hit with my students! We had already done "four 9's" in September, and my students became very competitive, very quickly. I used Sarah's template to make "four 4's" in April and "four 5's" in May. It was incredible to see my students figure out patterns, learn about factorial (and double and triple factorial!), and collaborate. And they never got bored with it--every day, they'd race over to the chart and see what numbers were still needed. So when Luke posted that it was his favorite part of class last year?? It is clear that this is an activity I will be continuing this year! I strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone! And thank you, Sarah Carter, for the awesome activity!!
A few years ago, my coworker Kyrstin ( @k_scaliatine ) and I noticed that our students were having trouble with their math facts. I know, m...