|This is a list of cool, fun, goofy things I do in the classroom to make
math easy and fun. I'm sure you all have a bunch of unique things you do
too... I'd love to see them posted on our forums! I'm always looking for
Recently, I've been specializing in teaching
Precalculus and first semester Calculus... Some of these, however, can be
applied to any topic and at any level.
I warn you though... I'm goofy and unconventional. After reading some of these, you
might ask three questions:
1) Does she still command the proper respect with all this
2) Does she maintain control of her students?
3) Does she have time to cover the material?
The answer to all three is YES! I stand at 5'1" and look
like one of the students... I've NEVER had a problem. I think the fact
that I give a 45 minute dissertation the first day of school on the perils
of cheating that would make a police officer break down and cry might have
something to do with it. 8-) As for "covering all the
material"... these things seem to get students to learn the material
All of this stuff IS
copyrighted... You are free to use any of it in the
classroom though. If you tell a colleague about it,
please tell him/her about Coolmath too!