## 180 Ideas #8: Measuring Affection

We shouldn’t just measure content knowledge, we also need to know about our students affection for (or lack thereof) mathematics. Continue reading 180 Ideas #8: Measuring Affection

## 180 Ideas #7: See Them Say It

An easy activity to get to know your students at the start of the year. Continue reading 180 Ideas #7: See Them Say It

## 180 Ideas #6: Norms

Start the year out right by developing and sharing norms with your students. Continue reading 180 Ideas #6: Norms

## Next up for 180 Ideas

I’ve been having a lovely summer break and hope you have as well. I’ve also been busier than normal for a summer with conferences (seriously check out TODOS), the revision and acceptance of a beastly manuscript (that I am super proud of), and celebrating a large milestone (I earned tenure and promotion at the University … Continue reading Next up for 180 Ideas

## 180 Ideas: #5 Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

An idea for what to do when a good lesson goes bad Continue reading 180 Ideas: #5 Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

## 180 Ideas: #4 Choose your own Strategy

As a teacher, sometimes I was pretty good at showing students lots of different ways to solve a problem. I often wasn’t so good at asking them to make sense of when to use these strategies, hence Idea #4: Choose your own strategy. Once students have developed some understanding of different ways to approach a … Continue reading 180 Ideas: #4 Choose your own Strategy

## 180 Ideas: #3 Creative Non-Examples

When students are learning a new concept we tend to define the concept and give some examples. Consider right angles, we might first define them as angles that are 90 degrees and then show some examples like these: This idea is all about going just one step further by adding in some creative non-examples. Non-examples … Continue reading 180 Ideas: #3 Creative Non-Examples