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Math Drawing Time Is Students’ Reward


I learned at a PD on classroom management a few years back that the thing that most students prize is their time. So a good tool to use in management of the class is to sell them time.  But then there has to be a reward toward which they are striving when they amass the correct amount of time.  At first I showed movies I knew they liked, but I felt this was a waste of time even though they had earned the time by not wasting it in class.  Finally, after racking my brain I came up with a project that didn’t waste time, was educational, was fun, and was something the students could take pride in — a Math Drawing.  It was a success!  It did everything I hoped it would do.  It pulled the students in.  Since I gave them project points for the correct finished product, it brought some of them back from their failing grade.   It gave them hope.  For some of them, it was the first good grade they’d ever gotten in a math class.  Now I had to get busy and create more Math Drawings.

You might find the same is true of your students — offering them Math Drawing time in class is an incentive to not dawdle and waste time!

Math Drawings Fun Way To Teach Geometry Concepts


Math Drawings presents a fun and rewarding way to teach or reinforce geometry concepts because the student in the classroom or the student who is self-taught, is always open to fun and rewards.  Who’s not?

Bucket List Item: Traveling from West Coast to East Coast by Train


One of my Bucket List items has been to take the train across the country, from West to East, in a deluxe car. So, here I am, doing it! Each section of the US is so different: The desert beauty of New Mexico, for instance, is captivating – on the one side are variegated mountains, showing the geological uplift of eons ago and on the other side are stark, vast low-lying deserts stretching to the horizon. Sitting in the dome car, I see so many beautiful vistas that could be used to teach perspective and other math and drawing concepts – I just might make another edition of Math Drawings, some day, using a few of these vistas!