Monday, March 12, 2007

Math teacher

Today I invented an AWESOME way to teach long division. I'm going to completely change math instruction as we know it. Tomorrow I get to try it out on some students. It's going to work. IT IS!

8 comments:

granolagirl said...

feel free to try it out on me. Math was not my strong point.

heatherlynn said...

teach me, too. i'm super curious. now that you are a math genius--you and descartes can shack up.

Jonathan said...

So you have the plunging neck-line shirt like in the cartoon?

I'm sure I would have tried harder in school if I'd had a hot teacher... in reality we had two male math teachers - both ex RAF fighter pilots who had flown fast jets...

brent said...

If it involves you looking like your illustration and your class is full of teenage boys, I can guarantee a 100% success rate.

mike said...

If you teach in the U.S. you can't touch your students like that. It's sexual harassment

bestsariah said...

We're allowed to hug our students. Even the boys! I was surprised to learn that. American television had me convinced I'd be arrested.

My long division thing is hard to explain. It's a mnemonic, and it's a short flow chart, and it has pictures of hamburgers. The kids were cheering. Cheering and laughing and enjoying math. And they said things like, "I can do long division now!" I'm so great.

Shannon said...

You can not only hug your students in mexico, but kiss them. You should teach there.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Do you have a magic math pill that will make me understand it, by any chance? :-P

Anyways, just dropped by for a moment...found you via Sherpa's Wonderin's, which in turn I discovered due to the Jane Austen/Mark Twain Lego vignette by Nathan Cunningham (my personal friend). I'm a Lego fan too...and I probably just bored you enough there. At least I introduced myself!

;-D

Dr. Paleo Ph.D.