4 Changes This Middle School Math Teacher Made to Boost Student Motivation
Kris Baker likes to have fun in class. When you walk into her 7th and 8th grade math intervention classes at Milford Junior High School in Ohio, you see students jotting math problems on their desks with dry-erase markers, solving equations to earn the chance to make a shot in “Trashketball,” or playing classic board games as a reward for working hard.
How My Daughter Finally Learned Math
By: Suzie Murphy “Look, honey, 4 + 6 = 10, and 6 + 4 = 10, always, always, always! It will never change today, tomorrow, or the next day! Now, what is 6 + 4?” My 11 year-old daughter looked at me perplexed. “Ummmm … let me see …” she said, as she tried to puzzle it out in her head. “Honey,” I said, “here, look at these blocks. See the 4 block? See the 6 block? Now watch how I put t...