At one point in the semester, I had these written out on my dry erase board. I never saw anyone use them, so I decided to erase them when I cleaned my board. The next day, I had several students questioning me about where the rules had gone. So, I rewrote them on the board. A week or two later, my computer and Smart Board decided to stop working. No Smart Board means I have to use the dry erase board. So, I ended up erasing the rules again. And, again, I heard from several students who wanted to know where the rules had gone.
They've been erased for a while now with no more complaints, but we're getting ready to start graphing using a t-chart. So, I wanted to create a permanent place in my classroom to post a short reminder of the rules. It is my goal that by the end of the year all of my students will know these by heart. But, until then, I want them to have a place to look when they can't remember instead of just guessing.
Here are the posters I created.
|Integer Operations Posters|
Download files here.