Did you know that most math textbooks these days come with all kinds of resources and support?
Some math textbooks come with a CD-ROM. Others allow access to a website where you can download and print off worksheets.
I like to use these resources to create new worksheets based on the lessons I have taught. This gives my students extra practice.
I noticed that my students were having a difficult time reading and working with analog clocks.
The CD-ROM had a file with a blank clock graphic. I copied it onto a word file and wrote some questions for my students to solve.
As you can see from these two pages, I personalized the questions. My students know that I love to run. And they love when I grant them the occasional long recess.
Personalizing math questions can really help to inspire the students.
The questions aren’t about some nameless person in a textbook any more. You can make them about the students in the class quite easily by just adding their names and their interests.
Try it out!
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