by Jim McCue
Hello Fellow Math Teachers,
I have a survey question for you:
Do you require your students to maintain a math notebook and why?
I have taught 3 years of Algebra at the high school level and have started my first year at the community college level. I have observed a strong correlation between well organized math notebooks and strong math students.
Back in the day, as a student, I just did a math notebook along with most students. Now it appears many students have lost this skill and I believe it impacts a students learning process.
I was surprised when I started teaching four years ago, just how many students did not read their math books or take notes at the high school level.
Thanks for your input!