A Teacher Shares Student Feedback

A Teacher Shares Student Feedback
Written by E.O., Teacher at LD School

Dear David,

I have had more positive student feedback about math this year than I honestly ever thought possible.  I just have to share some of it with you, because it is too good not to share.

On learning multiplication the 9 Lines way:

“Mrs. O’Connor, I think you should make this kind of math into a YouTube channel.  I would follow you if you did.”

“Mrs. O’Connor, this is getting into my head.  It feels good.”

“Hmmm…Mrs. O’Connor, ever since you taught us the 4 table and now the 6 table, I realized that 6 x 4 and 4 x 6 actually equal the same exact number.”

“Mrs. O’Connor, I think you should probably tell everyone you know about this, especially the teacher at my old school.”

On learning Click & Show:

*whispered to just me* “Finally…..some math I have enough fingers for.”

On the Transformation to 100:

“OMG it IS 100! I never knew.”

“Hey! Those zeros are there for a reason!”

Also, may I just add, that as an adult it is so helpful to actually know my multiplication facts.  Thanks for that.  Because seriously, I really did think something was wrong with me for my entire life that I never knew them, and I am pleased to report that I was very successful in teaching them to myself.


-E.O.  [Teacher at LD School]