How much time will the workers spend? Think about the units 🙂

# Category Archives: #mtbos

# Math Creates Flow!

Of the many ways to measure a Math lesson, one is flow. The 75 minute blocks at my college can feel like a long time to be doing Math. Therefore, I try to have a variety of modalities within a lesson to capture students’ attention and to provide opportunities to learn and do Math.

The best flow experience I witnessed in my classroom was an activity (on Graphing Functions) starting at 1:58 which was 17 minutes before class ended. I had thought they would first work independently and then work in pairs.

1:58 handout given students have alone time to think and work while I visit deskside

2:05 students are working independently while I circulate around

2:10 students are still actively learning solo

2:15 class has officially ended — do I tell them?

2:20 they are STILL working — so engrossed

These students may have another class at 2:30 — our room is about to be taken over by the teacher and students waiting patiently outside the door.

2:23 Drat! I have to break the magic and tell them that class is over

At the end, I was delighted that students were totally in a flow state. They lost all sense of time while they were learning and doing Math. My only regret?

WHY DIDN’T I THINK TO HAND THIS OUT AT 1:45???

# A Great Math Teacher According to Students

The pressure’s on!

Thanks to @jaz_math for the Day 1 Silent Conversation idea. The PreFreshman Seminar students had amazing ideas on how to be a great Math teacher including content knowledge, attitude and leadership.

Students appreciate teachers who care, who know the material and can impart that knowledge. Hope I can live up to some if not most of these suggestions.

# Get the Math and the Points! CC Alg I Jan 2019 #3

Rational means that the number can be written as exact number or with a repeating decimal. Which of the above is either a terminating or repeating decimal?

# Best Wishes to Regents Exam Takers

Dear New York High Schoolers,

Best on your Regents exams this week.

Make sure you get to school early and eat a good breakfast!

Do not leave early: Spend all the allotted time (3 hours — unless your IEP is for more time)

Eat a good breakfast

Read carefully

Go over the entire exam after you finish and check your work

Sincerely,

Robin the Math Lady