fractions to decimals to percents to fractions and on and on. We work at
the chalkboard, the Smartboard, and on our dry-erase boards.
Does this ever happen to you?
This is easy! We get it!” the students chirp happily.
I celebrate – another wonderful
lesson that my students immediately understand and have no questions about (obviously because I did such an incredible, phenomenal, FANTASTIC job teaching it!!!)
Happiness! Unicorns! Rainbows!
Until. . . . we grade the
homework. What started out so easy and
so promising, just dissolved the minute the students walked out of the room.
was the chorus.
I need a wonderful foldable showing
exactly how I want my students to convert all of these numbers from one form to
another. And I have one!
It’s easy to
understand, and we don’t spend much of our valuable class time making it. After all, we only have 50 minutes.
The most difficult part for my students
was making sure that the outside labels were on the correct tabs. One of my students had two of his labels
switched, which of course caused some trouble until we were able to switch them
to the correct tab.
the students are learning to rely on themselves to figure out how to solve
their problems, which promotes independence.
Foldables make such wonderful reference materials.