I've been so excited to get back to writing and reading the blogs. I've been waiting for time, waiting for something smart or insightful or inspiring. In fact I've been thinking of quitting, remembering that 9th graders are 9th graders and enjoying the weekend pretending I am not consumed by this job.
Since that's where I'm coming from, I thought it might be nice to share something I saved from the summer, for when I teach exponents and distribution. This came from Bowen Kerins and Darryl Yong, of PCMI fame, although I did edit it.
If by some miracle you haven't watched this most watched video, go here. This song changed my life this summer.
I was inspired by this to write my own for what I thought was an ancient and outdated tune but which has been co-opted and recycled and might actually be familiar to your kids now.
If you're looking for some awesome math problems to do, go here. The problem sets that inspired this post are up there. Start with Day 1.
You all rock. For doing what you do, for taking any time to reflect and read and write. I hope this finds you all happy and rested and inspired. May this Autumn bring you joy and surprise in the mystery of it all.