Build Math Confidence  November 2017 Volume 102
Upcoming Math Confidence Events
Saturday November 18 ATMNYC Conference Co-coordinator NYC
Thursday November 30 Prof Dev Workshop Rutgers Piscataway, NJ
High Performance Habits
In this book h igh performance is defined as "succeeding beyond standard norms, consistently over the long-term".  The 6 habits include 3 Personal: Seek Clarity, Generate Energy and Raise Necessity and 3 Social: Increase Productivity, Develop Influence and Demonstrate Courage.    This book is a "science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life" in which Brendon Burchard reminds us that " a rising tide lifts all boats - one habit lifts all others."  In his research, he found that high performers tend to be fully immersed, enjoy what they are doing and have confidence in their ability to figure things out.    Visit  
Google Forms for Education
Figuring out what individual students are thinking can be done on paper or by a survey of hands or with technology like Google Forms which can be used in real time or as homework asynchronously. Here is a short quiz on breakeven analysis ( that students did during the class in real time on the web browser on their phones.  Google Forms can collect information in various formats including multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, short answer or paragraph formats.   Photos can be uploaded to add visuals and will shorten and rename links.                                                   Alice Keeler on Google Forms
Math Socks
Show your love of Math by wearing your heart on your sleeve or ahem, your socks. 
In addition to these Genius Math Socks (left), Pi Socks and Equation Socks that can be found with Science socks at modstock.   The free online graphing calculator, Desmos, wants every student learn math and love learning math with digital math tools and let the Internet take them to anyone who wants.  Visit for socks                                            and other gear.
Brain Puzzler
I drive at an average speed of 30 miles per hour to the railroad station each morning and just catch my train. On a particular morning there was a lot of traffic and at the halfway point I found I had averaged only 15 miles per hour. How fast must I drive for the rest of the way to catch my train?

Answer to October's Brain Puzzler: 99 999 785 960
Click  here  for the solution to October 's Brain Puzzler

Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz        
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