#MTBoS 2016 Blogging Initiative Week 2
My Favorite Paper Cutting Method
Being a math coach, I’m in a lot of classrooms. Hands down, my favorite tool as a math coach is the plastic name tent, which I address in an earlier post: I Never Enter a Classroom Without ‘Em. I’ll admit, this was a busy week and I was tempted to recycle my name tent post and call it good. BUT … something happened today that changed my mind.
I was co-teaching in Mrs. Becker’s 6th grade math class. We were on day 2 of our Algebra Tile Introduction using a Desmos Activity Builder. To start, we planned a short recap. Each student needed a half sheet of paper. By the time Mrs. Becker grabbed scissors, I was done cutting the sheets in two. She was in awe!
I had cut the paper using a straight edge. It takes a fraction of the time. Click here to watch a short video!
Mrs. Becker immediately made me show her my method and then tried it herself. Whenever I cut paper using a straight edge, students and (some) adults are amazed. I often hear:
- How’d you do that?
- Do that again!
- That was so fast!
- Can I try?
So, for WEEK 2, of the #MTBoS 2016 Blogging Initiative, I wish to share “my favorite” paper cutting method. Enjoy and happy “cutting”! 🙂