During our presentations today on our most recent Fermi problem (blog post about that coming soon), one thing that emerged from our discussions is just how important organization is; not just when presenting your work, but also during the process of solving the problem. Several students had too many calculations on their page and they got lost and confused and mixed numbers up. As a result, one student suggested we make a poster to help us remember some good points for organizing our work. As a class we brainstormed and then went onto Powerpoint and made a little digital poster. I printed one off and stuck to the wall next to the carpet, but I also printed some smaller ones off and the students use them as bookmarks in their math journal.
Here is the PDF Version;
Organizing our Math Work