*Part ofÂ Wordless Wednesday…*

When substitute teaching 5th grade math today, I had the opportunity to incite a riot.

The students were calmed when I finally listened to their screams of, “line up the decimals.” And some of the girls stayed after class to add some adverbs to my comment of “two decimals in a number is weird.”

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Thanks for the laugh! I’m going to have to look for an opportunity to try this on someone…

I wasn’t able to get feedback from the students that this might have affected (the “louder” students seemed to already know this didn’t work) but I certainly hope that it hit someone just right. Sometimes a good way to do something is the only way that doesn’t mess things up. So if they see that mis-lining up the decimals will give you two of them, maybe they’ll always go back and realign!

Thanks for stopping by, Denise!

Thank you for submitting this to the new teacher experience blog carnival!

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I’m always excited about joining in a new blog carnival, Adam. I hope yours keeps rolling!