I love the look and feel of a well organized worksheet. A box for every answer, appropriately scaffolded, increasingly complex problems that culminate to the “word problem” section. As a math teacher, this is like a zen experience.
But as an educated math educator, it is anti-progress, and shamefully, it is my default at times.
I think my problem is that I don’t know where to go to find consistently good math resources and I don’t have the energy right now to make them.
I have a storehouse of math educator blogs, tweets and websites that have awesome stuff on them, but sometimes, going with what the book has seems wrong, but it is all I got.
I am in a moment of weakness. I literally Googled “writing linear equations from a table worksheet”, feeling guilty and boring in the process.
I fell asleep at the keyboard myself, but I have to convince my students that it is good practice? hardly.
I must get better than this.
And yet, here comes tomorrow…