My wonderful friend and teacher, Rachel, started a truly inspiration blog for teachers called “One Good Thing”. It is a compilation blog where different teachers post the great stories about their day! Just reading these stories can lift up any teachers spirits! She explains the concept best in her “About” statement on her blog.
“We are dedicated, fascinated, hard-working, inspiring. We teach. Our days are challenging. Some are great; some push us to the breaking point. Every day may not be good, but every day there is (at least) one good thing worth sharing. Here are our stories.” — Rachel —
Today I blogged on “One Good Thing” about my students singing the quadratic formula song. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I am!
This is my first time ever coaching a math club. I have wanted to start a math club since I began teaching at my school two years ago. However, as I went from teaching high school to middle school, all of my preps were new to me and I just didn’t have time. I finally decided this year to start an official middle school math club. We meet about once a week at lunch time. It has been a lot of work for me, but I think it is amazing fun! My math club students are very eager to learn advanced math concepts and they love competition. I even bought buzzers!
At the last math club we talked about quadratic equations and parabolas, and I showed them the quadratic formula. I played a quadratic formula song for them and we sang it a couple of times. Quadratic equations are pretty…
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