Today was a somewhat challenging day again. First, let me go through my lesson plan.
2. Biggest Gainer review activity over Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.
3. Finishing up Problem 2.2 in our textbook.
Two of my three blocks today did really well. They really strived for, and achieved, success. However, my 2nd block class (which is typically my most difficult anyway) was especially hard today. It's not that they were bad...it's that they were too talkative, for the most part, to want to do any work. I really don't know why this is. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for calming math students down when they need to focus? I finally gave up, gave a pop quiz, and gave a homework assignment over the material that I did not get to cover. ANYONE with ideas, please, I would love some.
On a better note, I finished my paper for class today!