New Lesson Ideas

I usually have 2 or 3 lessons that I am working on concurrently in some shape or another whether I am actually writing down ideas, thinking out ideas, writing out lesson plans/worksheets, etc. etc. I currently have 2 or 3 but was getting worried I was going to run dry after that and was getting…

I Love Graphs

How can you not love the visualization of numbers? It to me is so important that students can not only make graphs, but actually read them. I don’t think enough teachers & parents emphasize the reading and interpreting of graphs. Graphs tell a story and being able to interpret that story is such a wonderful…

Understanding the Idea of Negative

My students always struggle with integers and more specifically, negative numbers. I am spending extra time this year preparing to teach it as well as resolving to come up with a good real-life activity. The difficulty with negative numbers is that it is actually a pretty abstract concept. What does -5 mean? You can’t give…

Creating

I love to create. I think it is what draws me to the internet incessantly and what has turned into being my favorite part of teaching – well 2nd behind interacting with the students. The idea of a blank slate and unlimited possibilities. Sitting and thinking, showering and thinking, driving and thinking, I am always…