Sunday, September 7, 2014

What I learned from my students - week 1

I assigned an autobiography to my Accelerated Algebra 2 students and a few things stood out:

I will try NOT to do too much talking this year.   Algebra 1 students had a different homework and theirs asked what they liked about math teachers.  A lot of them said "patient".

So = less talking and more patience:

They also like teachers/math who are organized. I think I am pretty good at this:
This autobiography asked students to be creative.  I thought it was interesting that that meant using acronyms:

And, a few said that the unit circle was scary.  I told them, not when they see my pretty garland unit circle later in the year - they will love it!


  1. Would you be willing to share a digital copy of your autobiography sheet? Thanks!

    1. Sure. It isn't my original. I don't remember where I found it.