Okay, back to #MyFavFriday...after the session with teachers, I sent a text to my students telling them that the room was still "decorated" from the PD event and asked, "Tomorrow: black light or white?" It was unanimous, "Black Light!!!!" With expectations running high, everyone arrived on time and ready to try whatever was planned. Yay! for youthful exuberance. We have been graphing inequalilties and writing the solution sets in interval notation, so with black trash bags covering the windows and black lights placed strategically around the classroom, we dove into modelling the equations and their solutions with play-doh. Guess what? The bright colors of play-doh glow (No, special play-doh or recipes needed. Seriously, just use the 12 pack sold in the toy section)!!! The kids, though not usually fans of graphing, never complained as we solved equation after equation until everyone caught on.
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After modelling and practicing, the students used their highlighters to complete Monday's #Made4Math, Walking Word Bank. When the bell rang to end the 90 minute block, the kids' response was "Wow, this class passed so fast!" Black light math? Yes!!! It was the first time I have tried this, but I highly recommend it!