Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 38: Tired

I'm not feeling it.

We've been preparing our house to sell while looking for a new house and I'm trying to prepare lessons that are engaging and solid.  On top of all of this, I'm presenting at NCTM next week and the week after where I'm taking lead on manning a booth in the exhibitor hall.

Yesterday, I spent 10 minutes trying to explain to a frustrated 8th grader how place value works.

I haven't been able to do any serious exercise recently and I haven't been feeling well enough anyway.

I'm tired and stressed and my mental state is making it very difficult to do my job well.

I'm not sure what I need, but I think it involves sleeping well and staring at the stars.

In Pre-Algebra, we are starting to talk about transformations.  In Math 7, we're talking about rational numbers.  We had a LOOOOOOOOONG discussion about how turning fractions into decimals using the trick of "the fraction falls on it's side and that's how you know which number is inside the division box" is utter nonsense.

There's more to write, but I don't wanna.


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